Work and play from homeOne of the most significant changes that Pandemials will face is the new work model. Under the pandemic, the norm has shifted to remote work and families being home more than they were in the past. A large portion of millennials and centennials with children are still working from home, creating a different environment of childcare for their Pandemial children. Pandemials are raised in homes where parents must work, yet are still in the home and expected to fulfill much of the child rearing requirements in tandem with their responsibilities to their employers. This new norm, however, removes the need for families to stay in metropolitan areas where there are more job opportunities. As a result, Pandemials may be raised in an America where jobs may be held from remote locations wherever one wants to be located. And when they come of age, this new generation will most likely have more opportunities to also work from home despite the end of the pandemic.
As the nation, and this new generation, moves from the office to the home, the role of technology in their daily lives becomes more apparent. And with more widespread access to technology among families than ever, it is clear that Pandemials will have their eyes on a screen more than any of their predecessors. Screen time that is sure to far exceed what is required for a job. In 2020, teenagers were already averaging around two hours a day on computers for games and leisure activities, an amount that Pandemials are sure to add to.