Teach values to your children

Be specific about values like trust, honesty, integrity, respect, racism, generosity to those who are poor and kindness to those in need.

  • Teach them to accept people who are different, eg. kids who are disabled, obese or ‘uncool’
  • Develop their conscience about issues like bullying and abusers – don’t leave a vacuum
  • Apologise to your kids when you are wrong
  • Give ‘margarine apologies’, not butter – ie, don’t say “I am sorry, but, er, if only you hadn’t…”


Don’t forget some “ME” time

Schedule time for yourself when the children are with you, but only after you have reconnected with your children.


Ideas for spending time with teenagers

Get creative in finding opportunities to spend time with your teenager.