Routines, rituals & relationships articles
Relationships with parents and families: why teenagers need them
Relationships with parents and families: why teenagers need them
Teenagers need parents and families for love, support and guidance – though it might not always seem like it. Read how to strengthen bonds with your teen.
Special moments with children
Special moments with children
‘They all want to feel loved’, says a mum in this video. Hear parents describe how special moments with children increase feelings of safety and security.
Special moments with children: for dads
Special moments with children: for dads
This video features men talking about dads’ special moments with children, including using bath time, playtime and story time for bonding with children.
Strong families: what they are, how they work
Strong families: what they are, how they work
Strong families have love, security, communication, belonging – and routines to keep the family working well. Find out how to make your family strong.
Supporting teenage independence: rules and boundaries
Supporting teenage independence: rules and boundaries
‘Sometimes they want you to say no. It makes them feel safe’. Parents and teenagers talk about having rules and boundaries as teens gain more independence.
Family routines: how and why they work
Family routines: how and why they work
Daily routines are how families organise themselves to get things done, spend time together and have fun. Get ideas to make routines work for your family.
New family routines: when, why and how to make them
New family routines: when, why and how to make them
Your family might need a new daily routine for many reasons – for example, if you’re not spending enough time together. Here’s how to make new routines.
Good family relationships: how to build them
Good family relationships: how to build them
Good family relationships help your children feel secure and loved. Here’s how to build relationships with quality time, communication, teamwork and more.
Family rituals: what are they?
Family rituals: what are they?
What are your family rituals? Read how rituals make family members feel good and create a sense of belonging, plus tips for strengthening family rituals.
Adapting family rituals
Adapting family rituals
Sometimes family rituals need to change as children grow up and family circumstances change. Being open to change can strengthen family relationships.