Parents are superheroes – especially in times of Corona. Because especially for parents with younger school children and single parents, the current situation is a huge challenge. In the home office with children, many are now more or less successfully juggling online meetings, homework, household chores and the 24-hour care of their children. In many cases, what remains in the evening is total exhaustion and the uneasy feeling of not having achieved enough.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a patent remedy for this situation, but we do have a few tips on how you can get a much better grip on it:
1. Create structures in the home office
A jointly created daily schedule provides orientation for the whole family and eliminates potential chaos. When do the children’s schoolwork, the parents’ concentrated work, lunch together and playtime take place? This should ideally be planned through for the entire week on the evening before or, at best, already on Sunday evening. Marking and assigning the rooms where these activities take place creates additional clarity and calm.