Friday, January 28, 2011

As working parents can plan for a day of snow school

Anticipate the days of snow
The key to dealing with snow days is long and short term planning for a climate emergency. Talk to your employer before a day of snow weather telework during emergencies. Or safe mode with a friend to watch your children. In the short term, keep an eye on the forecast.

If you are already at home, you still need snow day plan. Keep these independent activities for children in mind, even though your children may be more accustomed to seeing work from home more occasional teleworkers.

For parents who work in offices, teleworking occasionally may be the answer to the dilemma of snow day. But children, excited to play in the snow, don't always make it easy. However, some employers are more lenient on the productivity required during emergencies weather, because the employees that make Office often late and leave early. Still, should establish some ground rules-home working to ensure that you can get the job done, especially if you would like to telecommute more often.

Use the electronic Babysitter
While I'm not a fan of using television on a regular basis to entertain children when working from home, sometimes exceptions are in order. And days of snow, which is a special occasion, are a good opportunity to let the children relax and watch some TV. If you know that a day of snow is possible, think ahead and rent some movies that children have not seen.

Get help from friends and relatives
If a grandparent or other relative living nearby and watch your children, that makes life much easier (and more fun for kids). But the transport for the caregiver and children can be problematic. And if someone volunteers to watch your children safe, to thank them with a gift or other kindness. This is, of course, only good manners, but even that makes them more likely to do it again.

Kid Swap
Organize a play date at a friend's house near to this cancellation of school, but the next time you host. More children in your home sounds as lower productivity, I know, but I find that, because it takes kids ' boredom at Bay, I am more productive.

Take away the day
Probably not ideal, but if you can trade this duty with your spouse, you probably won't need too often, especially if you can use some of these tips, other times.

Change plans
If your schedule is flexible, spend a weekend in the floor with the snow day. This can make for a memorable day, as he did for us on the day of snow that we went to Washington, D.C. or might be something more mundane, such as a home project. If the kitchen sink of attachment is your Weekend to list, do so during the day. On weekends when your spouse can watch children, get down to work. Since our school district cancels school based on a forecast of snow, I took the kids shopping, usually a weekend chore, when the snow does not materialize.

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