Build a model together

If you work away from home, travel a lot, or don’t see your children often due to access limitations, here’s an activity to try:

Model airplanes, ships, trains and helicopters, many with remote control motors included, are available for purchase at toy stores and hobby outlets as well as online. Choose a model suitable to your child’s abilities, and spend time when you are together assembling it. As you get close to completing it, plan an outing to the park (or wherever is appropriate) to test it out.

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Parents’ survival guide for leavers / schoolies

Here are a few tips to help you guide your school leaver towards making the right choices.

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Encourage a healthy lifestyle

Spend active time with your kids – go for a swim, kick a footy at the park, or go for a bike ride. Encourage them to get outdoors and play.