Don’t expect to be a perfect parent – just do your best!
Children want 5 minutes, not £5. Loveis spelt T-I-M-E. There are no substitutes and children know it.
Giving children time improves their behaviour. Sometimes they ‘act up’ simply to get our attention.
Don’t postpone having fun! Make time to play a game together.
Notice and praise good behaviour, including behaviours better than before.
Be as consistent as you can.
Say sorry if you have acted unfairly. Children learn by example.
With so much emphasis today placed on School SATS and IQ and with parents struggling to spend time with their children, there scant regard is often payed to the importance of PLAY!
Play is really important in child development (physical, mental and emotional well-being) and building life-long, skills and social-abilities and teamwork. So try to prioritise “quality-time” play time for your children, both with other kids and together as a family. Let them build happy memories enjoying play together and having FUN!