Prepare yourself and your family for your return to work while being on leave

Keep in mind that your return to work will be a transition happening to everybody in the household

When you are at home on your leave it is very helpful & convenient to the people you live with. You become usually the one that takes cares of the majority of the household duties and is accessible to everyone at home. Once you decide to come back to work, this situation changes and therefore may lead to some conflicts.

Have a look at our checklist with useful tips on how to prepare yourself and your family for the moment you return to work.

  • You’ve chosen childcare solution that you can trust

  • You have a plan & backup person for when your child is sick

  • You’ve talked to your partner about your motivation in coming back to work

  • You’ve talked to your partner about sharing or outsourcing household duties (shopping, cooking, cleaning etc.)

  • You’ve talked to your partner about your home finances and you know if you can afford the part time if needed

  • You’ve told your kids that you are coming back to work and together made a plan for how you will make up for the time you are at work, so they feel loved