Toast marshmallows over an open fire

Whether you are camping on vacation, at the beach, or elsewhere, making a campfire with your children is fun and a useful skill for them to learn. Toasting marshmallows adds to the enjoyment. (Make sure you always comply with local government regulations and observe standard safety procedures, especially in high fire risk areas.)


Use the time spent travelling to and from school to listen to your children

Try to carve out time in your schedule to take the kids to school and/or pick them up in the afternoon at least a day or two each week. Use this time together to really listen to your children.


Plan an outing on a regular basis

Agree on an outing with your child and book it into your calendar