How to Work with Children at Home

Getting things done with your kids next to you

Adolfo Ramírez Corona
8 min readMar 16, 2020


One of the almost never mentioned things about working at home is when you have to do it with your children. The reason? Children are usually at the school when you do remote work or freelancing so they don’t deserve a mention in any productivity guide. But this condition can change for several reasons.

  • Your child gets sick at the last moment and has to stay at home.
  • Your child has to pay some suspension day for disciplinary reasons — it happens, you know?
  • There is no school bus service where you live and you can’t take your children.
  • Vacation!
  • There was an earthquake so schools are closed until official revision — I live in Mexico City, that has happened.
  • There is a pandemic and schools are closed — we had the H1N1 in Mexico and now the coronavirus worldwide.

Bring to these possible scenarios that you don’t find babysitting or a family member to help. What should you do?

Well, let me be honest, it’s more difficult than it looks. But, if you can handle the everyday work that your job or clients demand, take this as a new challenge. At some moments you are going to feel the problems and situations are…



Adolfo Ramírez Corona

Author, psychotherapist, coach—Human behavior, UX, media & audiences—Father, husband, meditator—Courses & coaching:—More