9 Tips and Strategies for Parents Working From Home

For many families, September represents the end of summer and the beginning of a new seasonal routine. As work picks up and the kids go back to school a new schedule begins to establish itself. And, as with so many things in 2020, this year is different. For some of us working remotely, the home has now become a multi-purpose workspace, learning space, and depending on the children’s age, also a daycare. Without the structures and patterns of the office or school, this balancing act can take a toll on both employees’ homelife and their sense of employee engagement.

In such a situation it can be hard to balance productivity with parenting. To help remote workers maintain their focus, reduce stress and stay engaged, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help stay on track during the “new normal”.

1. Narrow your focusIt may feel like you are lowering your expectations but limiting the number of tasks you lay out for yourself will help you focus. When you begin the day with a long list of goals, it amps up your stress levels and creates a frustrating sense of urgency. Narrow it down to 2-3 priorities to stay focused, when the distractions star