Build contacts in the workplace

Are there workmates or friends who face similar challenges to you as a parent who is apart from their children? Can you develop a discussion or contacts group who share ideas and their experiences?

Having someone to chat to and articulate a problem, or even to share success stories with, can be quite relieving.

Others will also have some great suggestions on activities and ideas that they have tried with their children.

Tips:

Remove distractions

Put kids’ schoolbags, phones and other “distractors” into the car’s boot for the journey to and from school.

Tips:

Learn to recognise children’s emotions

Learn to recognise when your child is feeling sad, anxious or frightened, and be ready to listen.