Get the rest you need while you are apart from your children

When you are with your children, make sure you do not waste it. So try to get enough rest when you are apart so that you are fresh when you see the children again. Remember a big night out or two while you are away from the children will be at the expense of energy and enthusiasm when you are back with them. Your body does need time to adapt so plan that in to your return timetable. Both jet lag and heavy work rosters make most of us less sociable and less patient with our children.


Help your child to stay away from drugs

Talking through the issues and supporting your children can help guide them in dealing with drugs.


Teach values to your children

Be specific about values like trust, honesty, integrity, respect, racism, generosity to those who are poor and kindness to those in need.