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Ten Tips for Parents who work from home with kids

Many dream of working from home. You have more freedom, more time at home, and can see more of family members.

The flip coin also is not without its problems, particularly for parents trying to manage work and child care: difficulty in focusing; having to manage work while caring for their children (or homeschooling them); the blurring of lines between work and private life; and kids begging for your attention while you're not around.

Sometimes, it can be difficult to believe that you didn't do enough work or that you are a bad parent even on the simplest WFH (work at home) days. You can manage to be productive while caring for your kids, but this requires you to reconsider your expectations and work styles.

To make your remote work reality more efficient Here are our top suggestions for parents who work from home.

Ten Tips for Parents Working at home with their children
1. Keep your eyes on the positive.
While some parents opt to work from home, other parents find themselves having to adjust abruptly to the new situation.

This situation comes with its own challenges, but we can all find some benefits of working at home, whether that's avoiding the daily commute, having more time with the family, being home for dinner, or having access to the refrigerator.

While it won't be easy at times, focusing on positive aspects and reminding yourself what you can do to avoid stress at work can make stressful days much easier.

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2. Adjust your schedule.
Adults are awed by routines, much as children. They can perform better when they have a set timetable.

WFH is a way to keep our focus and stay clear of distractions.

A morning routine will help you to plan your day and ensure that it is more consistent. Get up, get ready for the day as you would prior to going to work. You can get yourself in a great mood for work by heading to your home office.

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Set your schedule according to make the most of your time.

Make the most of your flexibility and devise a schedule that works for your family.

We shared this amazing tip in our collection remote work tips from the team:

3. Connect with your colleagues.
There are a variety of things that parents could do to help their children work from home. However, interruptions can still occur. You will have to deal with an emergency at home or your kids will come running to your workplace.

Do not think that everything is flawless. Instead, approach work as you would in the workplace and insist on your independence.

Discuss with your team members what it will be like working at home. Consider what you can do to make it more convenient and productive. This might be an adjusted schedule that allows for greater flexibility, or a bit of more patience.

4. Focus on your work environment.
Although you don't need to follow it all the time, a specific area of your home is required to be designated for your workspace.

This makes it possible to reduce distractions and stay in order without affecting your personal life.

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Added Feb 8 '22




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