Laura Gonzalez (right) of Seattle, and Marcos, her 13-year-old son (left), cook special weekend meals. She said he is responsible with his distance learning, but she worries he's home alone while she works.

The real-life struggles of distance learning, according to 5 families

Updated 4:07 AM ET, Sat November 14, 2020

(CNN)In the not-so-distant pas