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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!


  • Try cloud watching with your kids. Lie on the grass and talk about the different shapes, animals or faces you can see in the clouds above.

  • A good way to make sure you're regularly spending time with others is to set up a monthly get-together. Whether it's going to your mothers' group with the kids, or having a healthy afternoon tea at someone's house, set up a monthly time to meet and see if you can alternate locations.

  • Try to set a good example at home by reducing electronic media use for entertainment. Turn off the TV - especially at meal times - and make bedrooms TV and computer free zones.

  • If your family finds it hard to disconnect from digital media, try putting your laptop, smartphone and other devices in a cupboard or somewhere out of sight.

  • 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.