Utilize a flexible schedule

“At this stage of my career I am very fortunate in terms of an ability to create flexibility. Each week I do my office work from Monday to Wednesday and work from home on Thursday and Friday. I also work for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead on their Council and fundraising, and I include that as part of my ‘working week’. I am lucky I can structure my week to do this.” – Daniel Petre, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

  • Do you have a flexible schedule? How can you use that time for your family?
  • Can you work an extra hour, or work through lunch to make time to leave early one day a week? Then spend that extra hour playing with your child.
  • Even if you schedule isn’t flexible you could try Skype, Facetime, or even a simple call home on one of your breaks.


The trap of big presents

Kids don’t want expensive gifts when you see them, they want your time and attention.


Play card games

Play age-appropriate card games with your children.