Treasure hunt

If you are going to be away for a stretch either working on site or travelling, hide “treasure” around the house before you leave – notes of appreciation, small treats, poems or jokes, small toys, etc – one for each day you are going to be away. Then send a clue each day to your child via text or phone as to where an item might be.

(You might need to leave a backup list of where the treasure is hidden with your partner at home in case your child has trouble interpreting your clues.)


Play is more than just a game

Play with your children – for your benefit as much as for theirs.


You have to say NO: Kids Must Take Responsibility

Teachers are urging parents to say no to their children more so they learn to take responsibility for their actions. This includes setting boundaries at an early age and refusing to drop everything to cater for a forgetful teenager.