Be involved in your children’s lives outside of school

Create opportunities to spend time with your children after school.

  • Encourage plenty of humour at home
  • Don’t miss special evening events, eg music, sport, club nights
  • Coach or manage each of their sports teams at least once (not just the sport you like)
  • Use a message bank to divert calls, especially for mealtimes


Talk about your job

Children want to understand where you go and what you do all day.


Daughters and dating

Don’t automatically dismiss any boyfriend as not good enough for your daughter.