A work at home parent is a businessman or businesswoman who works from home and incorporates parenting into his or her business activities. They are some of the times referred to as a WAHM (work at home mom) or a WAHD (work at home dad).
A work at home parent who carries on a business at home may do so for many reasons, in spite of the reasons it affords one the flexibleness to plan their time between business and the family. The reasons could be numerous, but which parent would relinquish the opportunity of working their own hours all the while spending time with their children and family at the same time fulfilling social obligations. This class of entrepreneurs, the work at home parents, also saves a lot in terms of time and money.
The primary target of a work at home parent would be to incorporate their home business time with parenting responsibilities without a loss in income or opportunity.
The integration of entrepreneurship with parenting can be achieved by bringing together the use of time and space, accommodating parentage in business and flexibility.
Usage of Time and Space
Taking children on business errands, scheduling activities when the children are resting and getting the children used to the concept of a home office that accepts their presence.
Accommodating Parentage in business
Once your business acquaintances come to know that parentage is a priority with you, they would certainly accommodate with you in taking time for caring for children. As the children grow, taking their help to perform small tasks would certainly help in a work at home parent’s business. It would also help in children growing responsible.
Flexibility of Working From home
Working your own hours will help a work at home parent perform and work well since they can work at times suitable and in shorter spurts than in a continuous process.
History of Work At Home Parenting
The practice of mixing entrepreneurship with parenting has been in practice for a long time since the times of merchants and craftsmen. These categories of entrepreneurs worked more close together to their homes, with youngsters hanging around in the background. Only when the historical conditions like Industrial Revolution distanced the children away from their parent’s workplaces.
Nevertheless the modern movements of two working parents (due to economic rationalities) brought about a void in parentage, which in turn gave rise to the concept of work/life balance making work from home parenthood a executable and sensible proposal.