Runaway toy

If you work away from home or travel a lot, try this idea:

Next time you part from your children, take one of your child’s toys (not one of their most treasured ones) with you. Then take photographs of the toy at different places (sitting on the plane; on your desk, the dashboard of your vehicle or other workspace; beside your dinner; etc.) and send them back to your child, pretending that the toy “ran away” to spend time with dad.

Resources:

Teenage girls and the pressure they face

Girls need some help or some way to avoid the pressure they get from boys. You can find other strategies or ways from Collective Shout to help your teenage daughter(s). In the meantime, listen to this podcast for tips on how to help teenage girls face the pressure.

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.