Many parents are being asked to work from home during the pandemic. Balancing work and home life can be challenging, especially with shifts in child care and remote learning. Explore further for tips and resources to help you maintain boundaries and brave your new work environment.
Are there any affordable child care options that I can use when I have to work from home but have really young kids?
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Is there any way to affordably upgrade my internet so that I can effectively work from home?
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I’m worried that my boss may not be understanding of me working from home while my kids are there too. What should I do?
In most cases, it will be best to be upfront with your employer / supervisor. Share that you have an additional burden of caring for kids that are at home due to school or daycare closures, and stress that you expect to remain a committed and productive member of your team and that you will continue close communication.
I don’t have any space in my home for a dedicated office. Where should I work, especially if my kids are home doing school?
Get creative. A home “office” can be as simple as a dedicated desk or spot at a table. Add lighting, make it yours, and keep it clean. Check out this blog by VirtualVocations.com for more tips.
I have lost my job due to the pandemic. Are there programs available to help my family financially, or to help me find employment?
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