My children or elder relative are self-sufficient and do not need my care. Can they be in the home when I’m Teleworking?
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:
Prince William County (Click on “C”)
Supervision Fact Sheet (SCAN of Northern Virginia)
Children Home Alone (Virginia Department of Social Services)
Leaving Your Child Home Alone (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
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.
Prince William County (Page 39)