Working from home with kids. How I do it.
June 02, 2016
My kids are both school aged. Their summer break starts in a couple of weeks. This means my entire schedule will need to be rethought.
During the school year I shifted my schedule so I was working the largest amount while they were either sleeping or at school. That will no longer be possible.
I don’t want to be the dad that uses TV and iPad as a babysitter. I want to remain engaged in their lives and encourage them to be productive and to have fun.
Here are a few options I am considering:
- My wife and I could split the day up. I would spend time in the mornings with the kids. Then we would eat a late lunch together and my wife would watch the kids in the evening while I work.
- The kids get up fairly slow in the mornings. We may let them use devices early and also do chores & some educational activities in the morning. Then we could all do something together in the afternoon. then finishing working at night.
- We may freestyle and limit the kids device time but see how they can be productive on their own without a fixed schedule.