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Working from home and learning from home — this is a great idea for both you and your child! It’s a great advantage how working from home allows you to spend more time with your children.
You will want to take time to get the best out of this situation…
Balancing work and childcare isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but this type of lifestyle can be sustainable as well as enjoyable for you and your family.
Here are a few strategies to make your work-from-home day a success:
Adjust Your Schedule
The great part about working and/or learning remotely is that there can be flexibility. Learning at home doesn’t have to fall within the typical brick and mortar school day schedule.
Yes, both (especially with work) may require following a certain schedule at times, but there are opportunities to shift things around.
For example, you can save the less critical work tasks for when distraction is more likely to occur (such as when your child isn’t learning or doing homework) and save the more critical and time-consuming tasks (like meetings) for when your child is occupied.
Furthermore, if you share parenting, you can divide up the household duties and get the kids involved, allowing you some extra time to complete your work. Flexibility is a great benefit of working and learning from home, so take advantage of that!
Keep Materials Within Reach
Even in the remote or hybrid work setting, it’s likely that you will have meetings with teams, no matter your position at work. Meetings require your full attention, and if your child is finished with virtual school for the day or is taking a break, it can be difficult to keep them preoccupied without getting distracted.
However, there is a solution!
If screen time is allowed, you can set a timer for the length of your meeting and have them watch a show or even play digital games that can teach them something educational.
For younger kids, try setting up their play area with toys so that they can play until your meeting is over. You can even schedule daily nap time if your meeting occurs at the same time each day.
Sometimes, scheduling meetings during the day can be a little tricky, but keeping your child occupied in the meantime doesn’t have to be!
Lastly, we want to say: expect the unexpected.
While you may have a set routine and plan your days ahead of time, there are times when the schedule doesn’t go according to plan.
And that’s okay!
Some days are harder than others, and what’s most important is how you respond to these challenges.
At Strike School, we’re here to support our parents, whether working on-site or remotely! Our supportive Learning Coaches and flexible learning options will foster success for you and your child while working and learning from home. Click HERE to learn more!