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Master working from home with kids

Are you at home because of the coronavirus yet you still have a business to run and your children don't leave you alone?

You love them, but its hard to get work done with them around.
I am a father of 3 young sons that are home-schooled, so I know what you're going through.

Does this sound like your home or someone you know?

Toddler disasters that have happened in my home since The Quarantine started and my husband and I have been catapulted in full time childcare:

✔️our 2 year old added some flare to our furniture with some abstract pen drawings
✔️while we were showering (which we hadn't done in two days), our son sprinkled cat food all over the house and ran it over with his scooter. He said he wanted to crush it
✔️a reading of “I'll Always Love You” inspired our son to squirt toothpaste all over the house because the boy in the book did it. He asked, “Am I driving you crazy?!” and laughed and ran away.

Many of us are now in closer quarters than ever with our children.

You still have a business to run and your children don't leave you alone?

We're all experiencing a shift in habits and behaviours.

Trying to do your work without getting distracted by your children is a new and challenging experience.

If you're having problems adjusting to having kids at home, watch this live interview

3 Simple Strategies for Parents on How to Get Work Done in a Quarantine
And here are the show notes:
[2:40] Setting Expectations & Defining Roles
[6:46] Hypnagogic Stage (Children under 6/7 years)
[8:18] Working with Pre-Teen, Early Teens
[8:50] Rules around Electronics
[9:40] Setting Timers
[12:00] Leading by Example & Communication with Children
[14:00] When-Then Rule (Additional Resource below)
[14:50] Taking Breaks when Homeschooling
[15:30] Scheduling your Day Around Parent or Child? (Time Frames, Strategic Planning)
[19:30] Rituals to Mark the Uninterrupted Time
[21:05] Setting Standards and Boundaries with pre-teens & teens [22:50] Family Meetings
[23:13] Gratitude & Affirmations with Children
[28:20] How to Present #Gratitude & Affirmations to #Teens
[31:00] Exercise while Homeschooling
[36:00] Power of Hugs (Jack Canfield)
[37:57] Breathing Techniques Wim Hof
[40:00] Take Care of Yourself First
[41:30] Power of Habits
[43:30] Emotional Cycle of Change, Dealing with Fears, Considerations, Obstacles
[45:15] Creating Systems for Self-Care
[46:35] How to Best Connect with Dan & additional resources [50:40] Consistency Matters
[53:00] There is Hope!
[54:30] Remember Brain Foods
[55:40] Last but not Least Vision for the Future Show Related