Talk about your job

“I don’t think I ever talked to the kids enough about why I was doing what I was doing or what it was all about, for that matter. I just tended not to talk about my work with them, possibly to protect them from being swamped by it. I’m sure I overcompensated.” – Allan Chapple, former principal, Trinity Theological College.

  • Children want to understand where you go and what you do all day. Talk with them in an honest and age appropriate way about what you do at work.
  • Sometimes they may not seem interested, but the reality is that these conversations help them learn more about the world they live in.

Tips:

Connect over shared interests

Connecting with your child over their interests reinforces the message that you value your child and want to spend time with them.

Tips:

“Post-it” notes in the lunch box

Write short notes and include them in your child’s lunch box.