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

Tips:

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.

Tips:

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.