Bright Horizons® in the USA has commissioned its latest Modern Family Index, conducted by Kelton Global. This year the report from the US explores the impact of the tumultuous year, not just on parents, but on all members of the family. For working mothers and fathers, the stress and the mental loads are bigger than ever. Yet it’s not only parents who are struggling. In the era of COVID, children are managing their own mental loads, burdened by decidedly grown-up worries about social distancing, remote learning, and fear of illness, creating concerns for parents about the impacts on their children’s social skills, cognitive development, and what this year will mean for their childhoods.