Cherish everyday moments

“My high points with the kids were not so much the sport or speech nights when they won awards and praise from their peers, but all those occasions when we are just sitting at the table in the evening with the family together being happy. (As we spoke, Daniel and Georgia were doing the washing up behind us and laughing and joking with each other. He quietly pointed over his shoulder and nodded and said, ‘That’s what I mean – when the kids are happy in the family.’)” – Jim McCluskey, medical researcher, doctor and professor.

  • Cherish the everyday moments together at home.
  • Make time to relax at home together as regularly as possible.


Coach or manage your child’s sport team

Encourage your children to play team sports, and get involved through coaching or managing.


Connect over shared interests

Connecting with your child over their interests reinforces the message that you value your child and want to spend time with them.