Bond over chores

“When the kids were young we lived on a farm and the kids were not sent to boarding school. That meant they were always around and helped on the farm. They helped with animals, ploughing, lots of things really. In fact our time on the farm really formed the pattern of our family life – they were just always part of our working lives.” – Ray Arthur, Anglican Church minister

  • Find a way for your child to help out around the house
  • Try to do the chores together as a part of your family life
  • Use this time together to share about your day


Back-up contact details

Make sure your kids have at least one alternative way to contact you when you are apart from them.


Grow a garden together

Help your child to learn about nature and plants by growing herbs, vegetables or even flowers together.