•How many hours do you hope to work that day?
•What can you accomplish while your child is coloring in the next room?
•Be sure to have an agreement for how many hours per day you should log while telecommuting.
If possible, create a 'kid free zone' that helps you detach from the rest of the house and focus on work
•Give your child a nonverbal “Do not disturb” when you need quiet time.
•If you have an office door, tie a red ribbon on it when you’re not to be bothered.
•Whether your kid sleeps for 1 or 3 hours, use this time to finish assignments that require your complete focus and concentration.
•If for some reason your child isn’t tired, they can have quiet time instead.
If you give your kids a little quality time, then you may be able to get 2 hours to work. Set aside a few cool toys that your kids can play with, or arrange playdates.
•Older kids, partner, aunt/uncles, or trusted neighbors.
•Pool your resources with several other working moms and hire one babysitter to watch all your children at the same time.
Family Guides to the Massachusetts Curriculum Standards These guides to the Massachusetts learning standards help families understand what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of each grade.
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