Working when your kid is sick

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When you have a sick child and you need to go to work, it can be so stressful. My suggestion is that you create a plan before this happens, create a few plans. Talk to your employer and find out what are your rights in this situation? Is there a way you could work from home if this should happen? What are some alternatives that they might suggest? Talk to your spouse. Maybe you can split a workday and have your spouse go in the morning and you go for the rest of the day, so that each of you just takes a half-day. If you've got family around you or friends, sometimes a stay-at-home working mom or dad, if it's a good friend, might be willing to help in a situation like that. I think my key advice is: Have those plans in place. Have those conversations before your child gets sick, so you don't have that stress happening that morning.

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Jamee Tenzer, PCC

Parent Coach & Author

In 2002, Jamee Tenzer founded CMQ Coaching, a private practice with a focus on working mothers and female executives. She works with her clients to integrate their professional and personal lives in order to make their vision real in the workplace without giving up the experience they want at home.  She is also a trainer, mentor, author and small business coach. Her writing has been published in magazines, she is a contributor to numerous websites, writes a monthly newsletter “Coach Me Quick!” and manages “Executive Moms” on LinkedIn. In 2006, she co-authored, 101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life, and in April of 2012 she published her first Coach Me Quick!; Balance Your Work and Family Life with Less Stress and More Fun.

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