The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to work from home, and parents in particular are struggling with the need to complete their work and also take full-time care of their children. However, it is possible to succeed at your job and at taking care of your kids. Here are some tips from parents in this situation. For example, you should discuss with your partner what you absolutely need to get done, such as important meetings, so they can take care of the kids during that time.
- When working at home with your partner, make sure you set boundaries as to when you must be working.
- Create clear expectations. Don’t be afraid to have a white board that shows what everyone will be doing at different times.
- Use small windows of freedom to have alone time with your partner. Plan coffee dates or other times when you both can get away from kids and work.
“Each night, my partner and I discuss the non-negotiable parts of our schedules, like when we have meetings or calls, and workflow so we can support each other and take care of our daughter.”