Connect after dinner

“We always had the evening meals together although it wasn’t the interaction point – there were lots of other points that were probably more significant, especially the period between meal time and bedtime.” – Allan Chapple, former principal, Trinity Theological College.

  • Take advantage of the time together after dinner to connect with your child.
  • Even when you can’t make it home for an evening meal try to be home before bedtime. That way you can still engage your child in conversation.


A great tip

It can be difficult to really listen to your kids, and yet it is so important. To know that you are interested in their lives and their concerns gives children the support they need to help them face life confidently.


Children need good father figures

Look for opportunities to be a father figure to other kids – nieces, nephews, your children’s friends, etc.