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Invasion of the Little People in Your Home Office

When you work from a home office and you have children, you have to face the fact that children will find every opportunity to be around you. Kids can find a million and one ways to interrupt telephone conversations or distract you when you are trying to beat a deadline. It is a fact of life. While your children may seem like little devils, in actuality they just want to be a part of whatever you're doing.

Try as they might, kids cannot resist their parents' desk with all those drawers overflowing with your cool stuff. Favorite pens are irresistible treasures disappearing faster than Halloween candy. Postage stamps, especially the expensive ones meant for bigger parcels, become sought-after “stickers” turning up on books, walls, and stuffed animals. In the minds' eye of a child, what's theirs is theirs and what's yours is theirs.


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