There’s no perfect formula for work-life balance. Between work, family, social life and household chores, there aren’t enough hours in a day especially for parents of school-age children.
Nonetheless, here are some tips to help you find (some) balance if your life turns into a juggling act when the children head back to school:
🔸 Establish anchor times: Family moments scheduled into the day, such as having dinner together, allows everyone to connect despite whatever else may be going on.
🔹 Bond over homework: When your children sit down to do their homework, join them. Homework can provide an unexpected and even meaningful setting for sharing, exploring and learning together – if you offer your undivided attention. If homework tends to turn into a daily battle, Impaq has some tips on dealing with the drama here.
🔸 Trade time with a friend: Many parents face similar scheduling challenges, so talk to friends or other parents at school ...