The diploma thesis researches the role of parents in education and care during distance learning in the local environment. The theoretical part focuses on the social construction of gender, gender roles and gender task delegation. Furthermore, the focus is set on parenting and the phenomenon of the modern fatherhood as well as the influence of myths of mothers on the motherhood today. The central part of the diploma thesis tackles distance learning and the problematics of child care during the Covid-19 epidemic. In the research part, the qualitative research is presented, which was conducted in the municipality of Žiri. The methods used in the research were a focus group with parents and short interviews with primary school teachers and a social worker of the Daily centre Škofja Loka. The results of the research show that both parents, mothers and fathers, helped their children with learning during the epidemic, whereas mainly mothers were in contact with school. Parents confirmed that their children needed more of their support during the distance learning, despite the fact that their school offered more learning support and reduced the amount of school obligations. Another dilemma, which the families needed to deal with, was lack of computer skills. Furthermore, as the school could not provide any child care during the epidemic, parents normally sought for help their relatives, even though there were other possibilities, like bringing their children to the Daily centre for children and youth Škofja Loka – Mesto.