Challenge your kids

If you work away from home or travel a lot, try this idea:

Set your child a task to complete while you are apart – something that will challenge them. Then in Skype or phone chats check on progress and provide guidance if they get bogged down. The task can be anything, really, but here are some ideas:

  • Complete a difficult jigsaw puzzle
  • Read several chapters of a novel
  • Research something on the internet such as potential holiday destinations
  • Plan the steps and figure out the materials required to build a cubby house or go-kart (which you can then build together)
  • Learn to juggle


Consider the cost/benefit trade-off of spending time with your children

Investing time and energy in your family will yield enormous benefits.


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