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Surviving the Summer as a Work at Home Dad

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Summer is upon us and as a work at home dad this means that I get to deal with my two kids all summer.

My son has decided he is happiest in front of a screen playing video games with his friends. My daughter tends to lean in a completely different direction and lets her imagination run wild every day.

We could argue which one is better, but as parents we have to find the balance in everything.

I only have a few rules with the kids this summer:

  1. You are not allowed to tell me you’re bored. If you are, it is your fault, not mine.
  2. Get at least sixty minutes of activity of any sort each day.
  3. Read every day

These rules carry through most of the year, but I seem to be reminding them more and more about them this summer.

Some days are harder than others. This morning was one of the harder ones when my daughter had a friend over and they were making the kind of noise only two tween girls can. I had to politely remind them that trying to get writing done while they were squealing is not an easy task.

I’m sure that I’ll survive the summer and before I know it they will be back in school and I’ll have the house to myself again.

How do other stay at home parents survive these months?

I’d love to hear from you. Especially if you have tweens and teens like I do.

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