Have WFH Policies Been Beneficial For Parents?

Despite all of the bad parts of living through a pandemic, there have been some benefits when it comes to business function, namely, the choice to work remotely. While some professions don’t allow you to work from home because of how they operate, working from home can have a lot of benefits, especially for parents. According to some statistics, over 61% of parents want to work from home full-time because they appreciate the flexibility and can save on childcare. Here is more on how much working from home is beneficial for parents.

Spend More Time With Your Children 

This is a top priority for many who choose to work from home. Since business duties may occupy all of your attention it can be difficult to find time for your children between your working hours and chores. When working in an office it can be hard to find the time to spend with your children which can lead to them feeling neglected. Parents who are working from home typically spend a lot more time with their kids, especially in their younger years. This, however, may result in parents’ burnout, so, if you want to avoid it, focus on quality instead of quantity of time. You need to be very careful about the time you are spending with your children. Your children may confuse your working time with playtime, so it can be important to make a schedule and set boundaries. 

Home Maintenance 

Another good part of working from home is that you finally get a chance to maintain your home and do the things that you normally do not get to do. If you are living in a rented apartment, you will face another level of responsibility. As the Infographic by Compare the Market AUS shows, Nordic countries have the highest family monetary benefits while in contrast to them, the United States and Turkey, which are considered relatively developed countries, have the lowest family monetary benefits. 

Reduced Costs 

Another thing for parents working from home to consider is the reduced cost of child care. Let us start with babysitting. Not only is finding a babysitter a tough process because you must pick the right candidate they can also be very pricey. The same goes for private kindergartens or daycares. Another significant expense with children is If you have to buy ordered meals for them. If you work from home you can save a lot of money by preparing their food at home. Between these two things there is a lot of money to be saved when working from home.

Working from home is one of the best benefits a modern business can offer since most companies benefit from remote workers by reducing their on-sight costs, While parents benefit by being able to spend time with their children, reduce costs, and still earn money by working from the comfort of their homes.



Fred splits his corporate time between the office and his WFH office. He believes that a few days of working remotely is a great way to boost productivity and employee happiness. Fred started WFH Adviser in order to share insights and products with people who are beginning their WFH journey.

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