As with many questions, this one depends. Even older children or a self-sufficient older relative can distract you from your work. It’s important to be honest with yourself and your supervisor. Are your children old enough and mature enough to be self-managing? Do family members understand the boundary between work and non-work? Will you be able to commit your full attention to your job?
Child Supervision Guidelines:
While not definitive, these guidelines can help you and your supervisor determine if your family members can be in the home while you’re teleworking. If an elder adult needs attention, you will want to have someone there to assist them or have them visit a senior center when you are Teleworking.