Becoming parents brings a new experience for a couple which brings a sense of fulfillment but along with it brings lots of responsibilities. Raising a child is not a ‘child’s play’ and it becomes even more difficult if both parents are working. Both of the parents need to have a good work-life balance to raise a child when both parents are working.
Working parents and raising a child is not a simple thing to do. In today’s day and age, most of the couples especially in big cities are working as it’s not easy to sustain a family with just one of the couple working. Raising a child for working parents can be difficult but you have to make sure that your child is not missing out on anything because a child is the most important person in parents’ life. Here are five tips which will help working parents to raise their child in a perfect manner.
Appoint a Good Babysitter
A child needs proper care and attention while growing up and when both parents are working, they have to leave their child at home when both of the parents are at work. In such a scenario, it’s very important to hire a good babysitter who will take proper care of your child when both of you are at your jobs. It’s better to look for a full time babysitter who can be able to take care of your child in case you have to work late nights, travel often for your job, or go for a meeting at some unexpected time. Do a proper background check before hiring a babysitter and make sure that the babysitter is reliable and you can depend on her for your baby and your home.
Make a Strict Schedule
You have to make a strict schedule when it comes to timings of your work whether it’s a job or a business and stick to it. Keep a precise time when you leave for your work and when you come back and don’t break your schedule till it’s unavoidable. Be committed to your job or business and give your best to it but make sure that it does not affect your time schedule. You have to understand that now you have a responsibility and you can’t spend time beyond your schedule at work. No matter how good your babysitter or childcare is, at the end of day every child needs parents and you have the responsibility to give enough time to your child.
Seek Help from Your Parents
If both of you are working and are worried about your child then you can seek help from your parents as they must be retired from their job by now. For grandparents their grandchild is as precious as their own child and they can give love and care a babysitter won’t be able to give. If you or your partner have parents who are in the condition to take care of a child then you can talk to them and ask them if they can take care of your child when you are not at home. If both of you have parents then you can ask them part by part to stay at your home. Living your child in the custody of their grandparents will give your child proper care and love. Your parents will also get some good time to spend with their grandchildren.
Try Options of Working from Home
No matter how much you try, nothing can beat spending time with your child and taking care of them. If you are in a job which can be done from home then have a discussion with your employer and ask them if you can work from home. If it’s not possible totally then you can try for at least a few days of working from home. But make sure that working from home does not affect your job performance as it will give confidence to both you and your employer of you working from home. If you get two-days of working from home then you can take care of your child properly while managing your job and for the rest of the days, a good babysitter or childcare are good options.
Spend Quality Time with Your Child
If you have five working days then make sure that whatever time you give your child is the best you can do. Try not to bring your work at home and spend quality time with your child whenever you get it. You should not feel guilty about not being able to give enough time to your child as you know that you are working only because you can give a good life to your child. Instead, utilise the time you get with your child in the best possible way by not spending much time on your phone,or doing office work from home as all of your focus should be on your child. If your child is still a baby then you have to spend your time at home taking proper care of him or if your child is a little bit grown up then you can enjoy some leisure time with them by playing with them, taking them out, cooking their favourite food and doing things they love together. Try to make your child understand why you work and give the best of you whenever you gets time to spend with your child.