Skip to content Skip to site navigation

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!


  • Dinner time can sometimes be too difficult at the end of a busy day - why not start a day together as a family? Eating together is a great way to share what the day's plans are and get everyone off to a positive start!

  • It's not always easy but try to eat most meals at the dinner table away from distractions such as TV or other electronic screens.

  • 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).

  • Get your little ones moving to music or try action songs like 'Head-Shoulders-Knees and Toes'.

  • Encourage polite and respectful behaviour at meal times. Try to wait until everyone is seated before you start eating.