What’s the worry?

Encourage your children to tell you what is worrying them – anything from personal worries or relationships up to something about the world at large. Don’t laugh at these or dismiss them as irrelevant, instead discuss them rationally – and don’t immediately go into “fix-it” mode.

  • It’s OK to admit that you are worried too, if appropriate.
  • Maybe agree to read up on the issue together (if appropriate) so you can find out more and be able to assess the situation better.

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Game Choice – Who Decides?

This is a short and humorous clip featuring Peter Rowsthorn and the topic of who decides what games to play when spending time with your children.

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Get the lowdown on issues at home before you arrive

If you have been away from home for a while through work or travel commitments, chat with your partner a day or two before you head home to find out any issues – rather than having them dumped on you when you walk in the door!