Work From Home? 3 Tips to Help (& Check Out This WAHM Workshop)! by Dr. Jamie Krenn
Feel free to freak out at first, because parenting and working is your homemade version of “learning by doing” practice in cognitive science (meaning you have to think about your thinking processes and think how you will have time to think!). After you have that out of your system, understand that there are many variables now in your life besides work, spouse and self-care. No matter what type of parent you are, it is overwhelming to mix anything with caring for small children. Here are three tips for WAHMs!
- Be present and focused as best you can to both audiences, your kid vs. co-workers, clients, students, etc.
- Teach kids effective ways of getting your attention. Encourage “excuse me.”
- Before a work-from-home workday, prepare independent play activities. It may be as simple as bringing out a small blanket or mat with arranged toys near your office space.