Making family a priority

“The kids always had priority over any visiting professor and over any weekend activities that I might otherwise have done, such as play golf. I never felt that this was a sacrifice, it’s just what we did.” – Ian Constable, founder, Lions Eye Institute.

  • Children need your ‘available’ time. Time with them should take precedence over other free time activities.
  • Sometimes spending time with your children means sacrificing things you want to do.
  • And yet, time with your children will be the most valuable time you spend. And the most meaningful in the long run.


Create adventurous vacations

Don’t just do the same thing each vacation – go to new places each time and try different holidays – e.g. camping, hiking, exploring, mountain biking.


Shut up and listen!

To know that you are interested in their lives and their concerns gives children the support they need to help them face life confidently.