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Many working parents are facing working from home with kids and without access to babysitters, playdates, and even Grandma-dates that you might generally rely on.
It won't be smooth sailing ...
If you have another adult home with you, consider a split schedule: At the beginning of each day, decide who will be the 'on point' parent. That person will work at the dining room ta...
Before you make adjustments to your work schedule in order to watch your children, talk to your boss or HR.
Let them know that your transition to home also means being responsible for your c...
Maintaining a daily routine will help everyone manage some of the anxiety caused by this big change.
Give children the ability to choose some of their own activities and self-serve meals. It helps you to have more unbroken time.
Stick up activity suggestions if they get bored, such a...
Even with the best plans, your children will interrupt your work. They'll scream just as you have a call. They'll bomb your video meetings. Or you may need to get outside with them to burn off ener...
Working a few hours in the early morning allows you to take breaks during the day.
During your"off" time, play with the kids, preside over schoolwork, or play outside. Keep a running list of act...
Make sure each adult in the house has downtime to themselves.
Discuss when each will take their downtime in advance to avoid arguments. You might make space to read a book, work on a craf...
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Line up your day carefully, with set "office" hours. Think about how many hours you hope to work in a day and be realistic regarding what you can actually do when your kid is around.
Make sure y...
This is your chance for working without interruption use this time to finish assignments that require your complete focus and concentration.
If you don't learn to keep your roles as parent and businesswoman/businessman separate, giving each your full concentration for a set amount of time, you'll never feel like you're doing either well.
To separate mentally from the rest of the house, set up an office area.
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If you think about the current situation too much, you might start freaking out from the pressure.
What makes this situation survivable is checking in with each other. Doing so can ease the s...
In a stressful situation, when people often fall back on instinct, deliberate action is indispensable.
So think of your life in terms of a series of "think/do think/do, think/do". It’s the absence of the "think" in the "think/do" sequence that gets people in trouble.
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Even though children are no longer following their usual school day routines, you can establish and follow a new routine at home.
Decide together as a family the best way that you and the kids c...
Children should watch or listen to the news with their parents but only in moderation. Parents should immediately address any questions or concerns their kids may have in a developmentally appropriate manner.
Keep in mind that if you don’t answer your child’s questions, they may search for other unreliable sources on the internet.
Children learn anxious behaviors from their parents. Taking the time to address your own worries and decrease your anxiety will benefit the whole family.
To reduce anxiety, practice deep breathing, meditation, and yoga or other grounding techniques.
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