Make time during the day

“I always give the kids direct access to me when I am at work, even if I have people with me. In fact I have a special phone line on my desk that only the family use. Of course, sometimes when they call it’s not convenient for me to talk to them and I let them know that unless it is urgent we need to talk later, but they always know that they have direct access to me.” – Tim Willoughby, stockbroker and triple Olympian.

  • Making yourself available to your children lets them know that they are a priority.
  • When children can approach you in their own time they may just be more willing to share their problems with you.

Tips:

You have to say NO: Kids Must Take Responsibility

Teachers are urging parents to say no to their children more so they learn to take responsibility for their actions. This includes setting boundaries at an early age and refusing to drop everything to cater for a forgetful teenager.

Tips:

New dads: take paternity leave

Get involved in parenting your child from day one.