Take care of yourself whilst your child is at school or nursery. If your day is just an endless succession of jobs, chores and busyness you may be tired, stressed and impatient with the demands of family life. Find ways to give yourself a break during the day. Look after yourself during the day. Try and give your friends and family the best of you, not just what’s left of you.
First published in my parenting column in the Croydon Advertiser on 10th May 2013