Grow a garden together

Even if you don’t have a plot of land, you can grow a garden in a few pots. Agree with your child what to grow and then go together to the nursery to get seeds or seedlings and whatever else you need. (You might need to do a bit of research or ask friends with gardens if you haven’t gardened before.)

Learning how to care for the plants, watching them grow, and then harvesting the end result are a great way to spend time together with your child.

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Keep a record

Make a note of things about your visit with the children that went well, and things that didn’t. Try to repeat the good things, and make changes to reduce the chances of the not so good things happening again.

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What’s the worry?

Encourage your children to tell you what is worrying them.