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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...
If you give your kids a little quality time, you will most likely get a few hours to work.
Tip: Select cool toys that your kids can play with, or arrange special movie viewings only during y...
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A mental health professional can help you work through methods of stress management for your specific needs.
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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.
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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 table, feed the kids and suggest activities, while the other parent works in a different room.
One parent can also work before the children are awake, then you can stagger work times during the day, and the other parent can work when the children are in bed.
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 children. Create a schedule that you can share with your boss and assure them of your commitment to maintaining the level of excellence they expect.
If you clearly communicate your needs, you will decrease the level of stress and also open the door for coworkers to follow suit.
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Parenting while practicing self-isolation is not about doing everything a hundred percent all the time. It's about doing as much as you possibly can.
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It's hard to work from home and parent. Working from home full time during regular workday hours, care for your children, and sprinkle in a mix of homeschooling, is essentially asking parents to do multiple full-time jobs simultaneously.
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