1. Get Creative With Your Schedule
It may not be possible to get all your work done during regular business hours if you’re also on duty with the kids. That said, one of the best benefits of working at home is flexibility, especially if you are your own boss. If your son or daughter is fussing during your office hours and it’s a beautiful day, it’s okay to push assignments aside and play outside.
Take advantage of naptime for staying productive while working from home. Whether your kid sleeps for one hour or three, use this time to finish assignments that require your complete focus and concentration.
Set aside a few cool toys that your kids can play with, or arrange playdates or special movie viewings only during your work time. If your children have something to look forward to, they’ll be less likely to interrupt you.
4. Seek Extra Help If You Need It
You may think working at home means you can skip child care, but you’ll have days when you need help—and that’s okay (as long as you aren’t under self-quarantine).
5. Build in daily exercise
Sparrow recommends doing a workout with your children – or two mini workouts of 15 minutes each during the day: “It’s a way to connect with them and keep yourself in good shape too.”
6. Make use of online educational resources
Aside from what may be provided by your children’s school, there are many educational resources to explore. You can check also our post about E-learning tools that parents can use to help their kids.
⁃ “This is a lifesaver: get them chatting to friends and family online,” says Dr. Amanda Gummer, founder of website Dr. Gummer’s Good Play Guide. “Setting up a remote game with friends or your extended family for your children is a great way of getting you some time to work.”
8. Cut yourself some slack.
You’re probably not going to be able to put in an 8-hour day or get as much done as you would have liked. That’s alright. Be realistic, don’t worry about perfection, and take care of what you can — mainly your top priorities. Most importantly, appreciate this quality time that you have with your children.
9. Make a routine for your kid to keep him occupied while you are working
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