5 essential tips for teleworking with children

Miriam Huerta 31 March, 2020 2 minutes of reading
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The situation with the virus we are experiencing globally has meant that many professionals have had to relocate their work space from office to home. Maybe it is one of the first times that telecommuting has made the daily milestone a little more difficult to combine with personal life, if we also have children, the difficulty will increase. That is why we want to give you some essential tips so that you can deal with teleworking and children without losing their heads.


Work placement

The first two tips we will give both can be helpful for parents and novice teleworkers.

It is important to adapt a space to work that is physically separated, in a separate room, for example, to avoid distractions and focus on your tasks. Make it a comfortable area for get the job done and have everything you need on hand.


Day planning

Probably one of the most productive things you can do is plan the days, not only the part of work but also all the activities with the little ones or chores you have. Always thinking about what you need to have some flexibility because there may be some unforeseen events.

Planned early morning and take advantage of when the children sleep to work peacefully and lighten your work. It will be a time well spent and where you will be more productive and have less distractions.



That you are working from home does not mean that you leave your usual routine aside. Experts recommend that you take the same steps as when you went to work in the office - get dressed up and dressed like a normal day, never be in your pajamas all day.


To rest

After all the work and in between, it is always advisable to take breaks, to extend the working time and to make short, scheduled breaks.

There are different methods that can be followed, such as Pomodoro, consisting of working in 25-minute time slots with small stops between 5 minutes and every four 25-minute stretches a longer rest about 30 minutes.

Another option to optimize the stops would be the rule of 20-20-20, every 20 minutes to look away from the screen and stay for 20 seconds looking at a distant object or getting up to stretch your legs. and to repeat during the working time.


Distribute tasks

Now is a good time to organize your day-to-day tasks and share them with all the family members. By organizing your day it will be easier for everyone to collaborate and distribute hours of work, study and other activities among all. Ask for help when you need it, because even the youngest can help and make this a fun activity.


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And above all the mother of science

Patience is the best ally you can have right now. We are in an unexpected situation that we hope will soon allow us to return to normal. But in the meantime, the new routine needs all our imagination, perseverance, and patience, and getting used to it in the best possible way, thinking above all that it is temporary and that we cannot control all circumstances. 

We hope these tips will help you combine your work and personal life in the best possible way. Follow our #Continuemtreballant article, where you will find other ideas to help you out in your day-to-day work at home.

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Miriam Huerta
Profundament tècnica però amb un interès cap al marketing digital, fa més de 10 anys que es dedica activament al món web.
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