Right now, you’re probably trying to manage the changing demands of your market. But if you’re a parent, you’re likely also dealing with a new work/life balance. Here are some tricks to help you stay on top of both your work duties and your parental duties.

Keep Your Kids Reading

Teachers usually see a dip in kid’s reading aptitude during the summer or holiday breaks, so it’s important they’re reading something every day besides school books while they’re stuck at home. Additionally, TV shows and movies only entertain children for so long. Eventually, they will tire of lazing around, so encourage them to read books and comics based on their favorite fictional characters.

Keep a Routine

Matching your kid’s homebound schedule to their school schedule maintains a sense of normalcy for them. So, while quarantining, make sure their bedtimes don’t change and you have consistent breaks every day. If their teachers are sending lesson plans home, make sure your student is tackling them at around the same time they would in class.

Set Clear Expectations

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world, but younger children may not realize the severity of the situation. So, it’s crucial that you make it clear to them that they need to stay on task as much as possible, whether it’s knocking out homework or helping you clean. It may take time for them to adjust, so be patient.

Parenting means something different for everyone at the moment, but we’re all discovering new ways to adjust to it. For more ideas, reach out to your local small business community because they’re facing the same difficulties. If you’re an AFEUSA member, reach out to your entrepreneurial community through your membership portal.


Article by
Wayne Goshkarian,
Senior Advisor

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