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.


Call your child’s teacher or sports coach

Even when you are away from home, call your child’s teacher or sports coach to discuss any concerns you may have, or simply to say ‘thanks’.


Space travel

When you first see your children after a long absence, take the time to really listen to them as they tell you what has been happening.