3. Set Expectations – One of the very first things I did when I decided to start my business was be clear with my family that there would be times when mommy had a call or mommy had some work to do. My girls grew up knowing and respecting that when Mom had a sign on the door that she was working and that it meant no interruptions unless an emergency. This I feel, helped them problem solve with one another, learn how to set healthy boundaries and to also learn how to manage their own time by finding things that would entertain them or keep them busy. It was a win-win for us once we got the kinks worked out and they understood what was going on.
4. Get Them Involved – This is a great tip if you’ve got older children. As my girls aged, often times they could work for me and became part of my team. When I needed samples mailed out, they entered the info into excel, printed labels and stuffed envelopes. Kids have become so knowledgeable when it comes to apps, computers, etc, that you might just find that they can edit videos, create images and do a bunch of other things that can take a load off of your plate. Giving them some responsibility and a little pay to help you work allows them to feel independent and allows you to get things done. It promotes a good work ethic and gives them experience for their resume too. Another win-win.
In this together!