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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!


  • Give your kids chances to practice talking with others and learn how to listen and be understood, share, take turns, follow rules and be kind and helpful.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Join up with another family at the park and form teams to play a game of cricket or soccer.

  • When you're juggling parenting with the demands of everyday life, it can be hard to stay on top of everything. Often a 'walk and talk' is a good way to catch up with friends and the kids can come along and run around.