Parenting requires incredible skill and talent at coordination. You’ve got your career, your partner, yourself and your kids to take care of. It can be tricky, frustrating and entail a lot of consistent hard work just to make sure you don’t constantly put one over the other. That’s why parents are always on the look-out for great tools that help them keep their wits and sanity alive. One such tool is video conferencing.
Here are some of the best features that video conferencing systems have which are ideal for parents:
Face to Face contact
Is your child sick? Does he need to be confined? Can’t be there all the time? Science Daily reports on how UC Davis Children’s Hospital used video conferencing to provide a secure way for patients and families to communicate. It wasn’t only meant to make the isolation easy on the patients, especially for kids who had to stay for as long as four days in the hospital. Based on findings, the technology was also able to improve the quality of life for patients. Video conferencing went a long way to reducing the stress on both sides. Seeing each other face to face, through video conferencing, made the situation bearable for parents and children alike and greatly reduced the anxiety and fear felt on both sides. So the next time your tiny tot needs to stay at the hospital for a few days and you have to pick up the dog from the vet or drop another kid to school, you can use video conferencing to make sure you know what’s going on, every second you’re away.
This basically means you can work from anywhere. Whether you’re in another conference room, on your way to somewhere or at home with the kids, you can go to a meeting, take a call or participate in a brainstorming session. You can go to work anytime from anywhere. That also means you can go to meetings at any time. Have a parent-teacher conference scheduled? No need to cut your work day short just to make it in time before your kid’s first-grade teacher goes home. According to the Life Size blog, one of the major perks that video conferencing systems provide the education sector is being able to allow parent-teacher conferences to happen by remote. No travel time for both means teachers have more time to devote to students and parents like you can easily attend meetings regarding the educational progress of your kids without having to leave the office early, waste time on commuting hours and find yourself late for the appointment because you ended up stuck in traffic anyway.
Cloud-based solutions like BlueJeans offer the kind of clarity and resolution that makes video conferencing one of the best parenting tools around. Workwise, businesses find it easy and convenient to concile distributed workforce with BlueJeans Network services. HD quality, in particular, improves communications among team members. It’s easy to see context cues and body language when you’ve got video resolution as high as this. That’s why remote teams are now a realistic option for many companies. More and more people, according to Global Workplace Analytics, are looking for telecommuting opportunities. For parents, having HD quality when you talk to your kids, whether the kids are at home or somewhere—a sleepover at grandma and grandpa or out in the garden playing—means it’s pretty hard to miss anything. You can take advantage of the high-resolution to check up on your tiny tots, see how they’re feeling and even take the time out to tell a story or two while you’re on a break at work. With so much clarity, your kids will feel you’re almost right next to them. It’s not a perfect arrangement but it’s one way to keep you and your kids connected when it would’ve been impossible otherwise.
Video conferencing systems offer a ton of sharing features that make it the go-to choice for parents with demanding, corporate careers. There’s the content sharing that includes file transfers of images, documents, PDFs and Epubs, along with other doc formats. There’s also the video sharing, along with zoom capability. All these features make it possible for remote employees to access files or exchange files with other team mates as though they were right there in the office. That ease allows parents like you to conveniently work on your home units, in much the same way you would on your office desktops. Need to go over a file, section by section? The screen sharing feature makes that happen. You and your kid’s teacher can also use this feature to talk about your child’s latest report card, assignments and exams in detail so it’s easy to be updated on how well your child is doing at school.
With these features, video conferencing allows you and your kid a chance to keep in touch, despite busy schedules and endless deadlines that often stand in the way.