I read this morning on Facebook, a link shared by Lucy Ireland (Bikini Beach) entitled “Parents are not OK”. It’s a well written but difficult read – the couple are clearly suffering during the CoVid19 pandemic measures. Written by Chloe I Cooney, the author takes us through the agonising balancing act of working from home and home-schooling and parenting in general. Immediately some readers may have picked up on ‘at least they have paid work’, but we all need to exercise compassion to ourselves and others here – does criticising others’ situation actually help us in this particular moment? – probably not. For those without paid work at the moment the challenges are huge, but it may be helpful to consider that these are different challenges to the paid home workers. To set up a ‘competition’ as to who is suffering most is not helpful and may impact on our children. There is a lovely picture on Dr Lucy Russell’s page which I think it would be fair to say is the ‘leveller’ for this pandemic response. We have in common that we are all parents.