Working from home takes plenty of discipline. There are far more distractions to contend with. In fact, there are more than you may be dealing with at an office.
What about adding young children to the mix? This can make it an even greater challenge to get anything done.
Millions of parents are struggling with balancing work and family. Let’s say the two combine in one place. In that case, the struggle can be made all that more difficult.
How do you manage the conflict of approaching deadlines? Consider having small children who need almost constant attention.
Separate the two from one another. You approach your home office like any other workplace. There, you’d be required to show up to an office or a brick and mortar business.
This is to say, you’re not officially at home. You’re at work.
The ground rules must be laid down: During business hours, you take care of business. Once you’re off the clock, you take care of the kids.
Sounds easy enough, right? However, there’s one small problem.
How do the children fare during those eight or nine hours you’re at work? That’s the crux of the issue we’re going to explore in this article.
How do you manage to work from home and ensure your children are being taken care of properly?
There are a number of options you may wish to consider. After all, you are planning on getting a 40 hour work week accomplished while caring for your kids. [Read more…]by