USD School of Law Alumnae Rowen ’04 (JD) and Giglia ’01 (JD) Share How To Work From Home With Kids During COVID-19 Closures

Laurie Rowen ’04 (JD) and Erin Giglia ’01 (JD) Share How To Work From Home With Kids During COVID-19 Closures

Laurie Rowen and Erin Giglia

IRVINE (March 23, 2020) – USD School of Law Alumnae/Montage Legal Group Co-Founders Laurie Rowen '04 (JD), and Erin Giglia ’01 (JD), give advice on working remotely with kids at home during COVID-19 closures. They focus on five things to avoid and provide list of 75 online resources to keep children occupied, having fun, and learning.

"You are now working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. You set up your home office. You’ve created a schedule for yourself. You are trying to stay calm and adjust to this new normal. But schools are closed, and now you have to figure out how to handle working from home with kids—and no childcare!?!," said Rowen.

"We are right there with you. There are millions of children out of school with parents and caregivers now working from home. While teachers are doing their best, and many children are occupied with online schoolwork for a portion of the day, most parents still have to keep their children occupied for several hours of the day since all activities are canceled. We will be honest: this is going to be challenging! But rest assured, it can be done," Rowen affirms.

1. Avoid allowing your kids to use devices while you aren’t working

2. Don’t remind your employer or client that your kids are at home

3. Don’t forget to create a “quiet now” signal and role play

4. Don’t put pressure on yourself regarding “incentives”

5. Don’t forget to break the schedule, be flexible and try to have fun.

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