Sometimes children have trouble understanding why mom or dad needs to work at night and sleep during the day. Some shiftworkers say that giving their families a tour of their workplaces helped their children (and spouse) become more supportive of their non-traditional schedule.
Plus it’s fun for kids to see the equipment and machines used at work and to meet your co-workers. You can explain how the processes work and why they need people to run them 24 hours a day. Having the full support of your family can make all the difference in the world in your personal adjustment to and satisfaction with shiftwork. Looking for more Working Nights Tips, subscribe to our Working Nights Newsletter.