Before Breakfast - The New Corner Office: Put your kids to work

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Good morning. This is why welcome to the new corner office the podcast where we share strategy driving in the new world of work for location and hours are more flexible than in the past.

Today's hits to put your kids to work. If you're working at home the lines between work and home and be blurred there are downsides to this as anyone who spent an evening half checking email and half puttering around the house knows but if your teen and pre-teen kids are around the house a lot more this summer because of cancelled camps or summer jobs, then you might be able to put them on your team so to speak so you can be at least a little more productive one obvious approach specialized.

Mom and Dad specialized and they're paid work the kids can specialize in more of the home tasks so you can focus on your job kids were older than about 10 or so can learn to make simple meals like pasta with Jarred sauce in a bag salad or scrambled eggs with cut-up fruit teenagers might enjoy cooking from meal kits like those from Sun basket or hello fresh. There's nothing quite like hanging up from your last client call at 6 p.m. To emerge to dinner on the table. Hey, it could work in any case they can definitely help with laundry and keeping the house tidy. So you don't have to do these things older children can also entertain younger children. If you have a call during a time that you don't normally have childcare.

All day Child Care is more in the realm has actual adult. Like if your 19 year old is home from college, but an 11 year old could build block towers for a 3-year old to knock down for 30 minutes or so Independence. I have strongly encouraged my older children to play Minecraft with a five-year-old what I need to knock a few things out if you work for yourself, you can use your kids for various clerical tasks. They can help stuff and stamp envelopes or scanner make copies a teenager might be able to bike to the post office for you he or she might be able to proofread documents. Your kids might have ideas for social media posts are campaigns. My thirteen-year-old has written blog post for me. If your kids are cracked googlers, you can send them hunting for specific statistics or research studies are possibly have them read and summarize books for you. Mine. Sometimes come up with podcast ideas for me.

In any case the whole concept of take our Sons and Daughters to Work Day is that the world of work seems very remote to the average child. It's this mysterious place that Mom and Dad and that you don't really know what's going on. But if you work from home, they can know pretty much exactly what's going on. And sometimes they can even be part of it.

That's work-life integration. And I think it's a lot of fun.

In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to succeeding in the new corner office.

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