Because of COVID-19, schools are closed and many families are having to stay home. Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center published an article on ways to cope as a family during the closure of your child’s school. Today, we will look at how we can create structure around work and school at home.
It is important to create a daily structure that allows productivity but minimizes interruptions. Constant interruptions can break our focus and increases our stress, which decreases our work productivity. To reduce interruptions, try to avoid having to work during the same time you are supervising children. For instance, schedule shifts with another a co-parent or another adult family member so that one of you is in charge with taking care of the kids and the other is working without interruptions.
For more ways to cope during school closures, visit https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_school_closures_can_strengthen_your_family.