Benefits include not having to commute to work, being able to manage your work and life responsibilities better, being less stressed, and having greater wellbeing.
However, there is a downside for some parents who are struggling to keep their bored children entertained. Experts say parents should stick to a schedule that closely relates to their child's school schedule as possible. This will keep their child busy and motivated during this time away from school.
Emma Murphy, a primary school teacher in Milton Keynes, a town in Buckinghamshire in South East England, said, "If you can stick to the 9 am – 3 pm time for working, with a mid-morning break and a lunchtime break, that will help keep kids motivated. It’s also important to get them outside for some physical activity during this time if you can."
Emma added: "In the times they aren’t doing schoolwork, there are lots of crafts and reading they can do to keep them occupied."