Really listen to your children – they will notice!

Remove distractions, focus on your child, and listen to what they are saying.

  • Don’t boomerang discussion back to yourself
  • Ask yourself what it is like from their shoes
  • Become curious about their music and interests (eg. buy & read a magazine about them)

Tips:

Give your child something that belongs to you while you are away

If you will be away from home for a while due to work or travel commitments, younger children especially will love to have something of yours that they can hold, smell and even sleep with while you are away.

Tips:

Listen to your children

Focusing on one child at a time teaches your other children to listen and care about what is happening to their siblings.