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…”


Make use of time before school

Take your kids to school, at least occasionally.


Jigsaw puzzles

Do jigsaw puzzles with your kids.