Work from home they say, homeschool the kids they say, too. Wow! Can we say overwhelm to the highest degree? There’s a lot going on without the “balance” and or harmony. How are we not to all loose our minds, including the kids with this type of pressure day to day? Well we brought in an expert, to answer one of the most pertinent questions that we all have been wanting to know.
We had moment to get an essential tip from Dr. Sheila Nazarian, who is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with a private practice in Beverly Hills. On top of that, she’s a TV Personality (show releasing spring 2020), and on-air expert.
MillBuzz: Describe in-depth ways that are very easy for keeping children positively engaged at home during the holidays, or for the foreseeable future under special circumstances like this Coronavirus epidemic.
Nazarian: These days, I feel like I am living in a social experiment and if you would have told me I would shut down my plastic surgery office, self-quarantine, work from home, and help my kids through virtual schooling, I would have thought you were from a different planet. But it took this, a pandemic, to make me slow-down, take inventory, and reconnect with myself and my family. After 5 days of hustling from my home-office and being with my family for every meal of the day, my son randomly came up to me and gave me the biggest hug. He said, “I am so happy.” So, am I, to be honest? I am happy to spend time at home. I am happy to discover how much I was missing with my kids. I am happy to purge and organize my life and home! The key to keeping my kids busy while still being connected to them is involving them in the work that I am doing at home. I finally put together the outdoor pool storage box and my 8-year-old used the power drill to screw the pieces in (with supervision of course). My son helped me, and my husband clean the cars. We play basketball in our front yard. I make them work out – sit ups, planks, bicep curls, and jumping jacks. We make TikTok videos together. I think downtime is important too, so I do give them some screen time as well, but limited to one hour per day. With four hours of virtual school and mealtime, it is a full day! When they are in school, I work – running my e-commerce skin care site TheSkinSpot.com, and doing virtual consults for Nazarian Plastic Surgery. It is still busy, just different. The house is slowly becoming organized, section by section. The garage can fit two cars in it again. It’s a more balanced life. I think I can get used to this.
About Dr. Sheila Nazarian
Dr. Sheila Nazarian is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with a private practice in Beverly Hills/ TV Personality (show releasing spring 2020), and on-air expert. She has a Masters in Medical Management degree from the Marshall School of Business at USC. She also serves as Assistant Professor in Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California. She is the founder of Nazarian Plastic Surgery, Spa26, The Skin Spot e-commerce site, and the Nazarian Institute where she brings thought leaders to teach business owners in the luxury space to Think BIG – Branding, Innovation, Growth. She is married to a neurosurgeon, Dr. Fardad Mobin, has three children. She also enjoys being an influencer in the digital space: @drsheilanazarian, @themodelsurgeon, @spa26.official, @theskinspotbeverlyhills, @thinkbig on Instagram and Nazarian Plastic Surgery on Facebook/YouTube.