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

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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.

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Promote a positive attitude to education and school

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