Respect your children’s carers and the role they play when the children are not with you

It is not easy for your children’s carer, be they partner or ex-partner, at home. They are left with a pretty significant burden of sole responsibility for the children. The sole parent feels the pressure of responsibility as they are not able to relax and switch off as easily.

For some mothers, the extended family are able to give relief in the pressure of being the sole carer. If not, perhaps you can pay for a baby sitter or carer to give your partner or ex-partner some relief.

Tips:

Encourage awareness of surroundings

Challenge your children to always be aware of their surroundings.

Resources:

The SOCK Theory

It’s always easy to start a resolution, but if you don’t keep to it, you will not get better. SOCK means See a problem; Own that problem; make Changes; and Keep it up!