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More Ideas to Keep Kids Busy While You Work at Home

Form a Group With Other Work-at-Home Moms

You are definitely not alone in your predicament. Communicating with others in your situation can give you fresh ideas. It can also provide a support group for those times that you really need a break.

Have Older Children Supervise Younger Siblings

If you have children of different ages you can use them to your advantage. Have the older children watch over the younger ones and then you can feel even more secure knowing that they are not getting into any major mischief.

Many women choose to work from home to be closer to their children, but they may not be prepared for the challenge of working around the demands of small children. Every situation is different but children generally respond well to routine, the trick is to find one that works for you and then have the discipline to stick to it. It is always advisable to keep a few tricks up your sleeve as well, for those times when they simply refuse to settle down.

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paigea wrote on October 31, 2014, 1:27 PM

Coming up with a plan to keep children occupied is important. You've made some good suggestions.