Ten Tips for Parents Working at home with their children


Many people find working from home appealing. You'll be able to be more at home, reduce commute times, and see more of your loved ones.


There are also some unimaginable realities for parents trying to balance the demands of childcare and work. It is difficult to concentrate and come up with the right words, having to manage children, work, and homeschool them, blurring the line between work and family, and your attention being occupied by kids when you have to GSD.


Even on the worst WFH (work from your home) days, you might feel that you're not doing enough do and that you're not a good parent. You can manage to be productive while caring for your kids however, this will require you to reevaluate your expectations and working methods.


These top tips will help you make remote work more efficient.


Ten Tips for Parents Who Work From Home with Children
1. Find the positive.
While some parents work from home, others have to adjust abruptly to the new reality.


Although this type of work comes with its challenges, there are many benefits to working at the comfort of your home.


It's not always easy however, keeping your eyes on the positives (and reminding yourself of what you're avoiding at work) will help tremendously during difficult days.

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2. Adjust your schedule.
Adults are happier when they stick to the same routine.

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WFH is a way to stay focused and avoid distractions.


If you're looking to bring the structure and predictability to your day, make your own daily routine and adhere to it. When it's wake-up time to get up and prepare for the day in the same way you would prior to going to the office. Then go to your office at home however it looks to you, and get in a good mood to work.

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Set your schedule according to maximize your time.


Use flexibility if you can and develop a routine that works well for your family and you. Remember that you are able to modify it to meet the needs of your children on a daily basis.

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This is a great idea from our remote team.


3. Do not be shy with your colleagues.
There are a variety of things that parents could do to help their kids work at home. However, interruptions can be expected. You will have to respond to an emergency at home or your kids are likely to scurry to your workplace.

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It's not possible to pretend that all is well. Approach work as you do in a workplace setting, and make it clear that you don't require any help.

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Discuss with your team members about the benefits of working from home looks like for you. Then think about what requests you can make to make it easier and more efficient. This may be a schedule modification that gives you more flexibility or a little more patience.

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