What’s the worry?

Encourage your children to tell you what is worrying them – anything from personal worries or relationships up to something about the world at large. Don’t laugh at these or dismiss them as irrelevant, instead discuss them rationally – and don’t immediately go into “fix-it” mode.

  • It’s OK to admit that you are worried too, if appropriate.
  • Maybe agree to read up on the issue together (if appropriate) so you can find out more and be able to assess the situation better.

Tips:

Make morning time special

Don’t always leave it to your partner to handle the morning rush of breakfast, getting dressed, getting school lunches packed and finding homework. Take your turn occasionally and see the benefits in your family’s life.

Dads and Kids funspiration

When school’s out – enjoy spending time with your kids, rather than endeavouring to ‘entertain’ them.

If you need to stay home but want to have quality fun time – ask them what they want to do and give some of your own ideas too – choose together and make a whole day of it.

Deciding is half the fun; but here are some ideas to get you started...