Many parents have to handle the juggling of work at home and homeschooling. This option to help provide your children with a solid education all the while earning an income from home is a fabulous way to get some freedom in your life.
With that being said, working from home and homeschooling your children provides a higher need for focus, scheduling, and productivity than ever before. Today we’re going to share some tips to help you juggle work at home and homeschooling so that everyone is productive, happy, and getting daily tasks done on time.
When your children are younger then they’ll need a bit more of your time with homeschooling and other things around the home. Try to create a work at home schedule that allows you to be more flexible. The schedule should work around your younger children’s nap times and downtime.
Make time for small homeschooling sessions in between work at home tasks, and write this schedule down so that you’re able to stick to a consistent routine to help juggle your work and homeschool duties.
Be Prepared for the Unexpected
Working at home and homeschooling your children opens the door for unexpected situations to arise. While you do need to have a schedule in place, always be prepared for the unexpected. You’ll learn to become more adaptable without stress as each month goes on during this new chapter in your life.
Being adaptable by expecting the unexpected will help you respond appropriately, calmly, and in a way that encourages the house to continue running smoothly. As in, a calm approach to the unexpected will keep everyone calmer so that you can handle the unexpected and then complete other tasks with ease.
Be Present When You Can
We did say to work your schedule around the children’s schedule. This means work when they’re napping, having relax time, or sleeping at night. When you’re schedule says to sit and homeschool your children or enjoy some quality time with them, be as present as possible.
Children who have their needs met throughout the day tend to interrupt their work at home parents less and are pretty good at keeping themselves occupied while you get some work done.
Consider Online Education
Lastly, you can use an online education platform to help offset the homeschooling duties while you’re getting work at home done. You can use ABC Mouse or other online educational platforms to help your children work on their education while you’re on your computer working.
Most children enjoy copying their work at home parents, so having them set up with a computer or tablet where they’re learning next to you, will help make the art of juggling work at home and homeschooling easier.
These are just some of our tips that most work at home parents have used to juggle homeschooling and their work duties. We hope that these ideas have inspired you to craft up a schedule that will work for your children and you.