Be an example for your child

“My kids were twelve and thirteen when I lost my job and began a business from home. Looking back, I can see how important it has been for them to see me pick myself up and start again. They could witness the daily issues in the business and see first-hand how I confronted impediments big and small – from setting up computers to organising the daily run to the post office. Consequently they saw me in all my moods, learnt to economise and shared the exhilaration of our first success.” – Rex Finch, owner, Finch Publishing

  • Your children learn from seeing how you handle the good and the bad in your life
  • Talk to your child about how to deal with the struggles in their life

Tips:

Help your child to stay away from drugs

Talking through the issues and supporting your children can help guide them in dealing with drugs.

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Respect your children’s carers and the role they play when the children are not with you

Be aware of the pressures your children’s carer (be it partner, ex-partner or otherwise) is under in caring for the children and arrange assistance where possible.