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How parents and children cope with stress in isolation, distance work of parents and distance learning of children simultaneously? We tried to identify stress factors and factors of conflict communication (parents-children, parents-teacher) during lockdown and distant learning/work. Current experience of mass distance school learning in Russia during COVID-19 pandemic leads to understanding of how to improve education after the pandemic.

The survey of parents has been conducted during May 2020. The external and internal factors of stress & conflict behavior as well as positive experience were studied. External stress-factors include a large workload, joint tasks for children and parents, lack of computers, the need to work remotely at the same time, financial decline, etc. Internal stress-factors include personal traits, coping patterns, ets.

Both this and other psychological studies during the lockdown will allow us to understand how to improve education using positive as well as negative distant learning experience during COVID-19 pandemic.