How do you make strong families? It isn’t about having a lot of money or possessions. Strong families grow from love, security, communication, connection – and a few rules and routines too.
Key points Family rules help everyone in your family get along better. Good family rules are positive, specific and easy to understand. Make rules about things like physical behaviour, safety, manners, routines and respect. Rules will probably need to change as children get older and your family situation changes.
Key points Healthy family screen use is using screens in ways that are good for your relationships and lifestyle. Family guidelines can help you achieve a healthy family relationship with screens. Look at role-modelling, knowing your children as screen users, using good-quality media, negotiating rules, and sharing screen time.