Helpful Tips for Working from Home With Kids

Helpful Tips for Working from Home With Kids | Dixon, IL
Helpful Tips for Working from Home With Kids | Dixon, IL

If the COVID-19 crisis has left you working from home, you find yourself confronted with a new set of unique challenges. This holds particularly true if you’re a parent whose kids are staying home with during the typical 9-to-5. While working from home with kids is a real challenge, taking a few steps can help make the process easier for everyone.

Let people know what (and who) you’re working with

While viral videos might have you think that kids busting into the room on a call is cute or funny, it can be a major problem if you’re speaking with an important client, customer, or supervisor. To avoid any ill feelings, let anyone you’re on a call with know that your kids are home, which will ensure no one is surprised to hear crying or see a small face pop up on a Zoom call. On the flipside, make sure your little ones know that you have an important meeting and that they need to be as quiet as possible.

Empower your kids to entertain themselves

Even if they have a short attention span or finnicky sense of focus, your child should be able to lock into a n unsupervised activity long enough for you to get important stuff done. Whether it’s putting the baby down to nap, turning on the television for an afternoon cartoon, or giving your kid a chore or homework to complete by a deadline, you can create pockets of time where you can better focus on your work while your kid focuses on their own tasks.

There are lots of different things that you can do to make working from home with kids easier. In the end, it’s important to remember that even after a bad day, the best thing about it is knowing your kids there with you, safe and sound. From the family at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, IL, to you and yours: stay safe and healthy.

Introducing the New Nissan Subscription Service

Nissan Subscription Service - Dixon, IL
Nissan Subscription Service – Dixon, IL

With so many great options in the lineup, it’s a little difficult to pick which Nissan vehicle is right for you. Luckily, with the new upcoming Nissan subscription service, you might have a chance to try them all on for size.

Nissan is trying out its new subscription service with a launch in the Houston area. The program is called “Nissan Switch,” and it will be available with two different price tiers. A Select tier costs $699 a month, and gives drivers access to Nissan models including the Altima, Rogue, and Pathfinder. For access to a wider range of models, you can choose the Premier tier for $899 a month. This adds the Nissan Maxima sedan and the Armada full-size SUV.

Subscribers must pay $495 initially in order to join the program, but after that the single monthly fee grants use of a different Nissan vehicle as often as every day. That fee includes the cost of insurance, roadside assistance, cleaning, delivery, and regular maintenance.

Arranging the next car is easy. In order to get a different Nissan, subscribers just have to log in to the Nissan Switch app, or text their own concierge to set up delivery. With the Nissan Switch program, drivers can have the right vehicle for the occasion every time, while saying goodbye to hassles like maintenance and insurance.

Find out more about Nissan’s new subscription service or other exciting news from the automaker when you call us at Ken Nelson Nissan.

Why an Eco-Friendly Vehicle Is Great for a New Driver

Nissan Leaf - Dixon, IL
Nissan Leaf – Dixon, IL

An eco-friendly vehicle could be the perfect first car for your teen driver. Today’s versions of eco-friendly cars offer just as many features as conventional gas-fueled cars, with safety systems, advanced technology and highly-efficient engines that save time and money at the pump.

Not all green cars are created equally though, and a careful search with plenty of digging is required to find the best one for your teen. You should also set a realistic budget that can narrow down your choices.

One great option is the zero-emission Nissan LEAF. Hybrids and electric vehicles are great options for your teen because they don’t pollute the environment, and they can help you teach your teen to be an efficient driver, beyond just owning an EV.

The 2019 Nissan LEAF is great for your teen driver because it’s outfitted with standard safety systems like Automatic Emergency Braking, the Nissan Advanced Braking System and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Easy-Fill Tire Alert.

In addition to the great safety features, the LEAF offers a spectrum of batteries to suit different preferences. The 62 kWh earns an EPA-estimated range of about 226 miles and also delivers a 214-horsepower rating. The 40 kWh battery delivers a range of about 150 miles and a horsepower rating of 147. No matter which battery you choose, three levels of charging makes it easy to keep the LEAF at full strength.

Experience the Nissan LEAF for yourself when you stop by Ken Nelson Nissan for a test drive.