I have been working from home for the last couple of months, and I am finding it increasingly difficult to communicate with my children about my work responsibilities and boundaries. Before the pandemic hit, I used to work in a separate office space, and it was easier to establish certain work hours and rules regarding my availability to my children. However, with everyone staying at home all the time, things have become a bit more complicated.
I am looking for advice on how to have an open and honest conversation with my children about my work expectations while still being present as a parent. I don't want them to feel like I am ignoring them or neglecting my duties as a parent, but I also need to establish boundaries regarding my availability and uninterrupted work time.
Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.