recognise and compliment the good behaviours;
have a family meal at the table and take time to chat and talk afterwards;
go for a picnic at the last minute when the sun shines;
take a walk out and about once a month as a family;
enjoy the local park or playground;
visit grandparents and ask them to tell you about life when they were a child;
smile and laugh a little bit more;
no matter about the mess – get cooking together;
try not to ‘sweat the small stuff’;
if it’s getting on top of you talk to someone;
take time out for ‘me’.
Parentstop is a free and confidential parent support service based in Co Donegal. Parents can call Parentstop for a chat or make an appointment to talk to one of our Parent Support Officers who are located across the county. Any parenting challenge can be talked through and taking small steps parents can work through it.