Working With Children At Home
Hostess: Lysa TerKeurst
Glynnis Whitwer and Lysa TerKeurst

Working from home can sound like a dream until we have a nightmare of a day. Hi I’m Lysa TerKeurst with Proverbs 31 Ministries. The truth is, as much as we love being near our kids; it can make working at home challenging. Here are three helpful ideas that my friend Glynnis Whitwer shares in her new book: “work@home”.

First, Invest in independent activities: Before you plop your son in front of the television set, spend some time shopping for learning activities he can do alone. Just as a teacher plans her day, plan your child’s day with things he can do.

Second, Create clear rules: Make sure your children know the rules about how to act when you are working. If they have a question, let them know the appropriate way to interrupt you. Anticipating situations and defining appropriate behavior should help alleviate many issues.

And finally, Take frequent breaks. Give your children some undivided attention. Even a 10-minute break will help fill their “love tanks.”

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Related Resources

Balance that Works When Life Doesn’t, by Susie Larson

work@home:A Practical Guide for Woman Who Want to Work from Home
by Glynnis Whitwer

Great Tips For Organizing Paper Clutter in Your Home”, ETC Jan 2004,
by Sharon Glasgow


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