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

Tips:

Talk about your job

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

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Daughters and dating

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