Consistent family routine

Kids thrive on having a steady routine – it provides security and comfort. So establish a set routine for your children that applies whether they are with you or with your partner or ex-partner.

For example, you might make it a rule that any homework must always be completed after school before any technology is switched on; and/or that bedtime is always at 8 p.m. (say).

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Help your children’s education

Encourage each of your children to learn, and to put their best effort into everything they do.

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Use the time spent travelling to and from school to listen to your children

Try to carve out time in your schedule to take the kids to school and/or pick them up in the afternoon at least a day or two each week. Use this time together to really listen to your children.