• Wed. May 25th, 2022

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Take Your Child to Work – It’s Fantastic

Sometimes it is fantastic to take your child to work when you are trying to balance work and home. Children are naturally curious about where their parents work. When your children can see where you work, it helps them understand why you have to leave them to go to work each day. 

A basic reality of life is that many of us must work outside the home. When we do work outside the home we usually leave our children behind. Children are curious creatures and wonder what it is their parents do at work all day long. They wonder where you work, what the building looks like. They want to know what your work area is like. It is nice, when possible, to satisfy that natural curiosity by taking your child to work.

 

 

Be smart about taking your kid to work. Some companies and employers will allow you to bring your child to work for an hour or so if you are able to work and keep your child quietly occupied while you work. Other companies have no place for children who stop by.  If you do not have a child-friendly or child-appropriate workplace consider some of the following ways to bring your child to work:

  • talk to your supervisor to see if you can have your child come to the workplace 5 minutes before the end of the day to get a tour of the building and your work area
  • take your child to work on your day off to show your work area and some of the other people in the building
  • take your child to work when the building is closed and show your child the outside of the building and identify the section of the building where you work
  • take your child to work in the virtual world if you work out-of-town and cannot get there with your child in the real world

 

It is fantastic to find a way to balance home and work by taking your child to work.

 

All of these tips will help give your child a feeling that your work is not a strange foreign thing to fear. When you take your child to work you show your child that work is something real, to be proud of, and to be positive about. No matter what your job is, if you talk about it as if you are happy and proud to have that work, your child will be proud that you have that work. It is fantastic to have your children be impressed with you and proud of what you do.

 


To read more about work/life balance, check out the following:

Work Life Balance  – Learn New Tricks – It is fantastic to know there is always something new to learn in the work-life balance battle. Click here to read more.

or

Avoid Excess and Learn to Balance Work and HomeI am a woman who works at home and know it is very easy to slip into working during all my waking hours. Click here to read more.

Also, check out our Confidence Tip of the Day YouTube channel for hundreds of videos on creating the confidence you need to succeed.


 

It is a fantastic thing to take your child to work and share your work. So the question for you this fantastic day is, how do you share your workplace with your child?

8 thoughts on “Take Your Child to Work – It’s Fantastic”
  1. Co-workers always want to see your kids. And it’s good for the kids to get to know what the parent is doing while they’re in school.

  2. Yes. People often don’t realize how important it is for kids to see their parents’ work up-close ad personal.

  3. Exactly! Now she knows what you do and where you do it. She also gets a good attitude about work and the importance of it.

  4. My daughter loves to come to my office. She thinks it’s a fun tech space and everyone LOVES her. It also gives her an understanding of what happens for me while she is in school or after care.

  5. I loved this day when I was a kid! I always thought it was so cool to be in my dad’s office helping him. My brother is a science teacher and brings his son to work on that day, and his school has an amazing day full of fun things for the kids to do.

  6. I’ve brought my nieces and nephew to work. I’ve gotten permission from whoever is in charge that day. They’ve liked it. My nephew even curled up in the conference room on a few chairs put together. Lol

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