Having fun with your children
Plan some together time. Our family has a ‘special night’ each week to look forward to together and the kids help decide how the time is used.
Turn chores into a game so they are done when the kids are awake, and you can put your feet up when they’re asleep. Failing that, let them watch TV while you’re doing the chores!
Having fun and spending time with your children can make them feel special. It can make you feel good too.
It doesn’t have to be for long stretches. It may not be possible every day (especially if they aren’t with you every day). But it’s good if it’s consistent and as often as you can manage.
Our blog on ‘activities for kids’ is good for getting started. We put it together to help with lockdown, but it has lots of ideas you can try anytime, including crafts, books, enjoying nature, learning and much more.