Footy season – get ready!

Travelling and being away from your children mean that often you are less likely to be regularly attending a football match (or other sporting event) with your children.  How about planning with your children and setting aside a time when you will be able to take them to a game.

Children like the build-up and anticipation of events and activities and you will capture their enthusiasm by scheduling the games in the season.  It doesn’t need to be top level.  You can have fun going to games and maybe also getting out on the ground to have a kick at half time.

Write these events on the calendar and then commit to making it happen.

Tips:

Encourage father-figures to spend time with your kids while you are away

Ask the children’s grandad, uncle, sports coach or other male adult in their lives to make an extra effort to spend time with your kids while you are away.

Tips:

Helping your child handle peer pressure

As kids grow older they are increasingly influenced by their friends, which can create conflict with parents.