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!
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.
Every trip to the park, or even your backyard, can be a new adventure if you can just add a little creativity into the mix. Break out your kids' favourite superhero costumes - or make a costume together with your kids - then head to the park or the backyard with your own Little League of Superheroes!
Try using incentives to get your kids to want to eat at the table. Your younger ones could blow out a candle at the end of the meal and older kids could light the candle (under parental supervision).
Make bedrooms TV and computer free zones.
Try incorporating Canberra's outdoors or some physical activity into your catch ups with friends and family. This can be as simple as meeting at an urban park or playground, pool or meeting friends for a bike ride around the lake followed by a picnic.