Having the opportunity to work at home can be a beautiful thing, especially if you have little ones at home. You get to spend more time with them and foster a deep connection. At the same time, it can also be incredibly difficult.
Children require a lot of attention and, unfortunately, so does your work. So how can you keep the kids busy so you can get your job done?
See if other work at home parents in the area would be interested in a playdate schedule. Every day, one parent could get the kids together to play for an hour or two, giving you distraction-free time to get caught up on work.
Approach home like you would a preschool of daycare. From 8:00-8:30, we play with blocks. Then for the next 30 minutes, coloring. After that, music and dance. And so on. By breaking up activities into small increments and scheduling when they happen, your child will be able to look forward to each activity and not get bored.
If you want your child to become more independent, craft a space that is safe and encourages that freedom. This will allow both you and your child to feel safe as he or she explores. Just make sure it is within viewing distance of your desk.
A little screen time each day isn’t going to kill them, but it might make the difference in getting your assignments completed on time. There are plenty of preschool shows that also teach the children valuable lessons or help with the basics such as; colors, numbers, and their alphabet.
Do you have any tips to share?