Every family has to make money to survive. In most families, the parents go to a regular job outside of the home, work a set amount of hours and then arrive back home to spend time with the kiddos. In my family, we actually work from home so we spend time together each and every day. It was difficult getting started working from home but now, we love it! And it means we get to spend more time with each other, even if it is work!
Working the Computer
We have several businesses we conduct from home, including writing and marketing services. When our children were small, we let them sit in the office with us and showed them how to work on the computer. Of course, the little kiddos couldn’t do much, but we got to spend time together and teach them a little about work ethic. We were able to show our kids how they can make money from home, a little different lifestyle than parents who go out into the workforce.
Office Help From Your Children
As our children got older, they could contribute more. Of course, the kids would be at school during the daytime hours but in the afternoons, they could help by answering emails or packaging products. There are ways to incorporate your children into any family business. Of course, some children are more willing than others to learn and we had that happen with our kids.
One daughter wanted to learn all about the business, absorbing all information and actually has considered starting her own business now that she is in her teenage years. Our younger daughter is not as interested though she does help. You have to see how your child reacts to the business and go from there. With some, you may receive a little help while others will be extremely interested and want to learn everything there is to know about your business.
If you have a work at home business or are considering taking a shot at working from home, consider how your children can become involved. You should note that working from home takes a lot of effort and is something that can easily take over your life, giving you less time to spend with family. By involving the children in your efforts, you will be able to spend time together as well as work on starting your business, becoming successful as you work from home.