Working from home while staying home with children: how to maximize success and sanity

Children at Bospar
April 29, 2020
Children at Bospar

Millions of Americans are entering their second month of sheltering at home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These are unprecedented times filled with uncertainty. For parents who are tasked with taking care of children while working from home, there are unique challenges to overcome in addition to managing the daily stress of life during a crisis.

Whether your child is a teenager in high school like mine, a nine-year-old in grade school like my stepdaughter, or a toddler who is always on the go, the parents of Bospar have compiled a list of tips we hope will be helpful to other parents sheltering and working at home.

Make Small Children Feel Included When It’s Time to Go to the “Office”

Stick to a Schedule With School-Aged Children

Provide a Good Support System for Your Teenager

In many ways, COVID-19 is turning our lives upside down, and it may be many months before our lives resemble anything like they did before the virus. While this is disheartening to say the least, we must find solace in the silver linings – that we are all in this together and that we have newfound time with our families to treasure.

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About the author

Sara Black is a VP at Bospar and a seasoned communications professional with 20 years of experience leading innovative and strategic programs for global technology brands. She currently manages brand communications and public relations initiatives for global leaders in AI, cybersecurity, data analytics, IoT, low-code/no-code and networking.