Take responsibility

Encourage and expect your kids to take responsibility for their actions and be a role model through your own behaviour.

  • Don’t play the “blame game”.
  • Apologise when you do something wrong.
  • Don’t cover up for your kids, or make excuses for them, when they do something wrong. Teach them to admit and apologise for their mistakes, make up for them in whatever way is appropriate and learn from the experience.

Tips:

Laugh as a family

Be sure to laugh every day with your children.

Activities:

Play a board game

Play an age-appropriate board game with your children.