Take each of your kids out regularly for ‘dad dates’

A ‘dad date’ can be anything, from dinner plus a movie, a special lunch or breakfast, a walk on the beach, a shopping trip, or a trip to the park, the city, or a show. Spend that date time just listening to them. Be deliberate about creating these special times, e.g. write such plans in your diary.

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Promote a positive attitude to education and school

Model respect for the school and for education in what you do and say.

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Set at-home office hours

If you work from home, set boundaries to work time so it doesn’t crowd out family time.