I'm a single mom of 5 kids & I work M-F 8-5. My DDs (ages 13 & almost 12) go to the same middle school & get home about 3:15 every day. My oldest (16yo DS) gets home at 4pm daily. My 9yo DS goes to a daycare near his school for transportation reasons. My 3yo DS goes to the daycare I work at.
When I get home my kids are either finishing up homework, doing chores, or on the computer. It's chaos when I get home. So I devised a schedule for them. Today is only day 1 of this but so far, so good. I have had the TV on but had to turn it off when DD#2 was distracted from folding laundry.
The only one not on a schedule is the 3yo DS...right now it's 7:15 & he has been sitting at the dinner table for over an hour because... well he's 3. He gets distracted easily! LOL But he knows if he doesn't eat he can not play video games.