Make conversations more meaningful

Many of the conversations we have with children are about achieving a task – e.g. deciding where to go on a dad date, or what to have for dinner. These conversations require little effort, and yet are not particularly helpful in gaining an understanding of your child. Try having more conversations with your child that focus on them and their world – and try to let your child do most of the talking.

  • Ask questions only to clarify, not distract
  • Listen!
  • Don’t interrupt

Tips:

Be aware of unconscious biases

Teach your children not to pre-judge others by setting the right example.

Tips:

Coach or manage your child’s sport team

Encourage your children to play team sports, and get involved through coaching or managing.