How do you work from home and stay sane – even productive? These are 5 real-life tips I Learned working alongside a 13-year-old. They work for us. Working from home with kids wasn’t something I planned to do this year. Our family developed some simple but surprisingly powerful life hacks and tips to survive and thrive while distance learning, working from home, and social distancing. If these tips can keep a 13-year-old productive, as well as mom and dad, they just might work for you.