Working from home can be a great way to supplement your income and be able to divide your time between work and family.
Often, mothers and fathers can not afford to stay home from work to raise their children without putting a financial burden on the family, but feel that placing their children in outside care is not what is best for their children.
Working from home is a great way to allow yourself the opportunity to manage what is in the best interest of your children and also what is financially best for everyone in the house. By working from home, the parent can also feel less guilty about not having quality time with their children.
Working from home allows a parent to be rewarded with extra time for their children. You will be able to witness all of your child’s firsts, such as first steps, first words, first foods, while allowing you to continue to financially support your family.
Working mothers who choose to have home based businesses may find it difficult to balance their responsibilities to their children and still accomplish all of the work that needs to be completed by their deadlines.
Stay at home parents deal with the added stress of being there to take care of their children, while taking care of their business clientele. You must be able to balance each role equally and to have structure in your daily environment to accomplish what needs to be taken care of.
Setting a schedule may help you to be able to balance what needs to be done and how long you have to accomplish each task. Make a list each morning of things that you need to work on for your business, and a list of items that need to be done in regards to taking care of your house and other responsibilities. This will help you keep track of what you need to do and help you to keep a time frame on how long it will take to complete each task.
Being able to stay home with your child can help them to advance faster. Children whose parents work from home tend to thrive in their education and do well in school. They bond faster to their parental role models, than those that are not able to stay home with their parents.
Children are able to receive individualized attention from their parents, helping them to grow and flourish. The environment tends to be more personalized and nurturing towards the children.
Starting your own at home business may be difficult to maintain while you take care of your children, but it can be the best thing for both you and your children. You will learn to manage your company and be your own boss, while being there for all of the plays, practices and musical events that your child will participate in throughout the years.