Promote a positive attitude to their school

Encourage your child to learn, and support the school and teachers in helping your child in this.

  • Show respect for their teachers by words and actions, eg thanking them for teaching your children
  • Avoid blaming teachers, or the school, if your child is struggling with work or friendships

Activities:

Create fun weekend and vacation experiences

Be inventive in deciding how to spend time with your children.

Tips:

Quality time is not enough

Scheduling ‘quality time’ with your children is only part of the answer to building strong relationships. Spend lots of time with your children so you are there when they want to talk.