Be a coach

“One way that I make sure I get time with my kids during the week is to be the coach of one of their teams. That way I have to be there during the week for practice and every Saturday for the game. It is written into my schedule that at 3.30 every Wednesday I leave – no work, no meetings, no operations, nothing can be booked into that slot.” – David Wood, orthopaedic surgeon.

  • Being involved in your child’s activities means you are there on a regular basis.
  • Make that time a priority by scheduling it into your week.
  • Spend the time in the car in conversation with your child.


Treasure hunt

Hide “treasure” around the house for your child to hunt for while you are away.


They’re only young once

Remember that work will always be there, but your children won't.