Be aware of children’s emotions

Don’t back off and assume it is mum’s role to deal with kids’ emotions. Learn to recognise when your child is feeling sad or frightened.

  • Be interested in how they are feeling
  • Occasionally ask them when it is that they feel most sad, frightened or lonely
  • Listen to their feelings without interrupting & ‘solving’ their problems for them


The value of everyday moments

Your kids will not always want to spend time with you when you have planned. Be open to conversations at any time.


Promote a positive attitude to education and school

Model respect for the school and for education in what you do and say.