Create a family ritual

“I take the kids down to the beach in the evenings after work about three times a week. We drive down, buy a drink and park. We either just sit there and talk or we walk along the cliff or along the beach watching the windsurfers. I love teaching them to appreciate the beauty of the beach and the open air. It also helps me unwind after work. It gives me a great chance to talk to them. It would not have worked so well at home – they might be distracted by TV. I ask the kids how their day was. It is a good time to talk but sometimes they don’t want to talk so we don’t. Anyone can do it – it is easy and it is free (apart from the cost of the odd soft drink!).” – Ken Watt, dentist.

  • Begin a family ritual after work at least once a week.
  • Find a place that is relaxing and away from the house to be together. Use it as a way to wind down from the day and connect with one another.
  • Put the rest of the things that need done on hold for even 30 minutes so that you can enjoy this special time together.


Involve kids in your work

When you involve your child in your job you create special memories.


Put your kids to work

Even if you don't work with children, you can involve your children in your job.