Help your children feel special

Actively seek ways to help each of your children feel special.

  • Don’t compare any of your children to any other children
  • Create a feeling of a special family, eg family rituals, stories, trips, meals and festivities
  • Take each of your children on one-on-one trips (no other adults, no other kids), eg camping, hiking, road trips, local, interstate or overseas
  • Involve them, and their mother, in the planning of such trips


Listen to your children

Focusing on one child at a time teaches your other children to listen and care about what is happening to their siblings.


Respect your children’s carers and the role they play when the children are not with you

Be aware of the pressures your children’s carer (be it partner, ex-partner or otherwise) is under in caring for the children and arrange assistance where possible.