Tips for Working from Home while Homeschooling

Tips for Working from Home while Homeschooling

Homeschooling while you work from home can be difficult to say the least. Even if you have kids who are fairly independent, you may find that it’s still a struggle to get everything done. If you want to make sure that you are able to give your kids the best experience while also taking care of your work-related duties, then this is the guide for you.

Maximize your Flexibility

Where possible, you have to make sure that you do your bit to organize your work, based on your family’s needs as well as your childcare. Save your less critical tasks if you know that you’re going to be distracted and reserve those high-stakes assignments for when you can truly concentrate. You may also want to try and share homeschooling responsibilities with your spouse too so that you can easily get everything done without stress. If you are feeling overwhelmed then having an organized computer that has all of your files in one place for work, and then for homeschooling will help. You also need to remove duplicate files too, as this will help you to continue keeping your system organized.

Embrace a More Relaxed Style

It’s so important that you roll with all of the changes that each day may bring. Sometimes time is short when you are trying to work and homeschool at the same time. If you find that things aren’t going as you planned, then try to make the most out of what you are able to accomplish. You can then pick up on any things that might have fallen through the net, the next day.

Expect the Unexpected

It’s vital that you take regular breaks from your work so that you can assess how things are going. You have to make sure that you expect a good amount of interruptions and that you also anticipate potential shifts in your priority. The hot water heater may leak and you may find that the dog gets sick from routing in the bin. Things will happen, and they’ll probably happen one after another as well. If you are struggling to get everything organized then just deal with your priorities, breathe, and just do the best you can. Some days will be harder than others, but others will feel much easier too.

Manage your Interruptions

How can your family communicate with you when you are distracted? It’s vital that you teach them parameters so that you can stay focused during the work period. You also need to remind people as to how you would like to be spoken to, so that if you are unable to talk, there is a system in place. Do you want your kids to stand by you when they want to ask you something, or would you much rather them write a note on a slip of paper and hand it to you? Little things like this can help everyone to be on the same page when it comes to you working from home while trying to educate your kids.

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