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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.com.
As a working parent, the ability to work from your home office has likely made life substantially easier. But with a shift in your work location, there are concerns that you might not have explored before.
In a traditional office setting, homework, dinner prep, and laundry must wait until you walk in the door.
When you work from home, balancing these tasks can be more challenging because they’re just down the hall. Not only that, but kids — especially small children — are notoriously unapologetic about trying to gain your attention.
By acknowledging the challenge of balancing dual roles as a work-from-home professional and a working parent, you can still thrive.
Use the following tips to create a plan as you approach your new role as a work-from-home parent.
1. Acknowledge That You Need a Routine
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