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.)


Show your children you love them, always

Don’t just spend the fun times with your kids and then withdraw as soon as things get serious – love means sharing the tough times too.


Get involved in your kids’ school

Become part of the school community so you can get to know other parents as well as be more aware of what your child is learning and how they are progressing.