Kids in high school

Once your kids reach high school, they often don’t want parents around at school and want to be more independent of their parents. Respect that, but at the same time make sure you are on school mailing lists and have access to school internet sites so that you are aware of what is happening at the school, what your child is learning, and any issues.

  • Talk with your high-schooler about school – not just what they are learning but also their friends, teachers, sport, etc.
  • Attend parent-teacher interviews.
  • Make time to listen.


Be present

Engage in the activity. Make eye contact and really pay attention to what is going on.


Prioritising when seeing your kids again – that first hour counts

Plan an activity to do with your children as soon as you see them again – this shows them that they are your number one priority.