Parents can get their children to create office signs. Red is for "don’t even think about" and green for "yes we can".

5. Work in short bursts.
Babies and toddlers are more troubled than other parents due to the fact that they can't leave their children alone.

If you're in charge of childcare, the best solution may be to work in brief bursts when you're able to like when your children are asleep.

You may be able to work at home and your spouse will take care of childcare. If this is the case, you should plan your day so you can leave your workplace to assist your spouse, instead of sitting in your cubicle for the entire day.

6. Nurture creative activities.
You can't ask your child to read a book while you work all day. It is possible to keep them engaged in creative activities when you're the one responsible for their the care of your children.

The ability to rotate between different toys or different activities will help you concentrate and enjoy more. It's an excellent idea to encourage your children to play independently.

If you're okay with your kids having some screen time when you're making important calls or trying to concentrate, look up educational resources like Scholastic Learn at Home, digital games that teach things such as spelling and music, or even virtual tours of museums.

7. Plan meetings carefully.
The majority of parents who work from home suffer some sort of mishap.

Although some of these interruptions are inevitable, and it's all you can do to have fun, you can prepare for them by giving your children a nonverbal "do not disturb" signal while you're conference calls.

This is not always possible when you have toddlers that roam around. In these cases, it might be better to schedule calls during normal sleeping hours. Sometimes all you have to do is mute your phone, then reschedule it when you're on childcare duty.

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8. Make use of technology to your advantage
Cloud computing is precisely what has allowed remote working to flourish. Instead of having to manually copy documents or sign in to user accounts employees now have access to all the data they need to do their jobs online.

It's now easier than ever before to work from your home using collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams and project-management software like Trello.

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If you're having a lot of fun setting your video conferencing background using Zoom or taking time to create an technology stack to make your job more simple, selecting the right software can make a world of distinction.

9. Know when to switch off.
It's never been simpler to find the right balance between work and family. While many praise the virtues of working at home, you could feel like you're always at work. It's important to know when you need to get to bed.

If you plan your day-to-day routine, you might have to adjust to the needs of your kids. It is important to know when your day ends. You'll have to set clearly defined boundaries and be disciplined with your team to do this.

10. Relax and take your time and don't be afraid to ask for help.
If you're a parent who has to balance childcare and work, you deserve a medal and every opportunity you can get for assistance.

This could be as simple as asking for help from your family members, employing someone to take care of childcare or asking your employer to provide flexible hours or more lenience for WFH.

It's impossible to do everything effortlessly and effectively every day. Be open to opportunities that will make your work-life easier. But, be patient and patient with yourself when things don’t go as expected. Make time for yourself if things are difficult to handle. Remember to take care of yourself. It is a stressful time for many people, so it's important to pay attention to your personal health and wellness, and be aware of your limitations.