Let kids know your love is unconditional

Your words and actions should always reflect unconditional love for your kids.

  • Don’t confuse unconditional love with trying to be their ‘pal’ rather than their parent
  • Surprise them by doing random, unpredicted kind acts for them (you might find some great ideas on the Acts of Kindness website)
  • Avoid overusing the word ‘but’, eg “I love you, but….”


Read to baby

Watch Peter Rowsthorn as he demonstrates the importance of bonding with your baby through reading aloud.


Get the lowdown on issues at home before you arrive

If you have been away from home for a while through work or travel commitments, chat with your partner a day or two before you head home to find out any issues – rather than having them dumped on you when you walk in the door!