How do you handle your kids when school is closed for snow? If you wfh, how do you keep them out of the way, so that you can do work?

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I create a schedule. It allows me to plan our day together so we both know what to expect. I find this helps keep interruptions, tantrums or whining about being bored at a minimum. I list out specific times for breakfast, snack, coloring, tv, reading etc. We create the list together so she feels like she has a say in the things she gets to do, she also enjoys checking things off as the day goes by. We try to stick to the schedule pretty closely and I check in on her periodically. If I’m on a call we have a no noise rule. The great thing is once you create the list you can re-use it and modify as they grow. I’ve been doing this since she was a toddler and would sometimes bring her into work.

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You just changed my life. 🙏🏼

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It’s called Netflix.

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It is really hard and you have to reset to expect interruptions. Tech/screen can only go so far and for my youngest they just are not interested. If you live near anyone sometimes we take turns keeping kids occupied. But it usually means me cancelling non essential meetings and trying to focus on tasks that i can do with interruption.

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Magnatiles, YouTube and Netflix, in rotation.

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Cancel non important meetings, schedule really important ones or tasks around nap time, and prepare to catch up on things after bedtime.

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It’s 9 am and my kids are already beating each other up

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Previously recorded episodes of Sesame Street, on repeat, all day. No shame

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Movie marathon . Sad but true

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My husband is staying home with them because his workplace is much more flexible and his career is second to mine. Lucky in some ways, but then again the stress of being the breadwinner also sucks. He’s already informed me there will be a lot of TV today. Do what you can, one day’s not going to make or break them

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Same boat, here!

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Let them beat each other up. Eventually they'll get tired of it and move on.

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I put on the TV, throw them some snacks and hope for the best. I also cancel some meetings. And I have to educate my younger team members why being home during snow day is different from working from home

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I have a nanny. I can not imagine living with the stress of it without her help. Expensive, but worth keeping sane (at least for me).

I’m lucky that our daycare takes kids for the full day when buses or school is cancelled.

Old person here...😁...I taught my daughter early when I'm at home working and on the phone, she had to be quiet or go to her room. It is possible for children to learn to not make noise just because they want to. I have noticed today, because it is common to work from home, people let those with kids making noise in the background or interrupting while on the phone, they get a pass, that it's okay. But is it? Shouldnt we be teaching kids how to respect other's time, learn to not interrupt, not be so self centered?

I agree. My kid has long known to not interrupt a call. But I suspect with multiple kids they can rile each other up to no good end and forget their manners more easily.

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