Make Sure You Have Compatible Personalities. Just because you are family doesn’t mean you get along. If you can run errands successfully together, you can probably work together.
Professional Respect. Make sure your child has had professional accomplishments before you start to work together. It makes it easier to respect him in the office as you would a boss, not as your child.
Yin and Yang. My son and I are best at different things. This has been essential to Infusion Sciences’ success and to our ability to communicate professionally.
Office Time is not Family Time. We NEVER discuss family matters in the office or during office hours. That is the most important part; it is unfair to other employees and crosses the professional boundaries necessary for success. This is the hardest thing to do as a mom. I must say that sometimes, I don’t follow this.