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How to Balance Parenting With Working from Home?

Tips for Parent By Dr Poonam Sachdev , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Feb 06, 2013
How to Balance Parenting With Working from Home?

If staying at home to work sounds good to you, it may not be that easy. It isn’t easy to balance work and parenting. You have a difficult task ahead before you learn the best way to manage work and kids.

Quick Bites
  • Make a realistic schedule for yourself.
  • Work when they are asleep or happily playing.
  • Make a schedule in your house for children.
  • Take help from family or friends when required.

If staying at home to work sounds good to you, it may not be that easy. It isn’t easy to balance work and parenting. You have a difficult task ahead before you learn the best way to manage work and kids.

 

parenting and work

 

When working from home, you will need to organise childcare and fit in family time. The following will help you juggle work duties at home in the presence of kids.

  • With infants or toddlers, try to make a schedule for feeding and naps.
  • Work when they are asleep or happily playing.
  • With older children teach them to do their own work like cleaning their room, doing their homework and helping in household chores
  • Make a schedule in your house for children; this makes it easier for them to know what has to be done, like when to do homework, how long they can watch TV or when to go to bed.

 

work and parenting

 

  • Make a realistic schedule for yourself; enquire if it is possible to squeeze your hours a little bit to spend more time with your family.
  • Take out time for yourself; learn to be happy so your children can be happy
  • Spend and enjoy quality time with your children; this will help you to develop a closer and healthier relation with them.
  • Take help from family or friends when required.


When thinking of working from home, your decision has to be based on what feels right for you and your child. If you are not finding a balance between staying at home and caring for your child full-time, you should consider other options.

 

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Written by
Dr Poonam Sachdev
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamFeb 06, 2013

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