Cook a special meal once a week or once a month

Kids cooking spaghetti Bolognese

Credit: Joe Spano and Family

Take your children’s ages (and your abilities!) into account when planning your meal. Start off with something relatively easy – pancakes for breakfast, for example – and as you and the children gain experience you can move on to more complex recipes. It’s all about spending time together and creating shared experiences, rather than what you actually cook.

(Make sure you and the kids clean up afterwards as well – your partner will appreciate it!)


Talking about sexuality with boys and girls

Don’t avoid the topic of sexuality with your children – both girls and boys.


Making family a priority

Sometimes spending time with your children means sacrificing things you want to do.