One-on-one time is important

“If you decide that your kids are a priority and you have control of your time then it is possible to spend lots of time with them even though you’ve got a busy job. For example, when Sue was working and couldn’t pick the kids up from school, I took three afternoons off per week to pick them up. If I needed time off with them I just did it, no question.” -Peter Le Soeuf, university professor

  • Find a way to drop off or pick up your child from school, even if it’s only once a week
  • Go together for an afternoon tea or a snack
  • Use that time to ask how your child is getting along with friends on the playground or if anything is troubling them about school

Tips:

Eating out can be an event

What is important is regular time together. It doesn't matter if the meal is at home or a restaurant.

Activities:

Find a way for your child to help out around the house

Children of any age can be given suitable chores to do around the house