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Tips to get your family into life

With a few pointers from the tips below, you and your family could get more out of every day. Or, try some of our challenges to really get things rolling!


  • As a parent, your life often gets caught up with various parenting "stuff". Try to take some time out for yourself this week by locking in a coffee date with a friend into your diary or catching up for some adult conversation. Your kids will learn that fostering friendships is important.

  • Try volunteering in your local community. You can help a cause that interests you, and can offer as little or as much of your time as you like.

  • When you stay connected to the people and world around you, you'll be more likely to be able to deal with life's inevitable ups and downs.

  • Time spent looking at a screen generally means time not spent exercising or connecting with your family. Try allocating specific time periods for media use - preferably not during daylight hours when you can be active outdoors instead – to limit your family's screen time.

  • When your kids get frustrated, it can sometimes be too much to handle. Hang in there and try to repeat back what you think they're feeling. It will help them learn to express themselves and over time it will help make them feel respected, comforted and cope with their emotions better.