Be involved in your children’s lives outside of school

Create opportunities to spend time with your children after school.

  • Encourage plenty of humour at home
  • Don’t miss special evening events, eg music, sport, club nights
  • Coach or manage each of their sports teams at least once (not just the sport you like)
  • Use a message bank to divert calls, especially for mealtimes

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Upcoming events while you are away

Put upcoming events for your children in your calendar, with reminders so you won’t forget to contact them.

Activities:

Five animated movies to watch with your kids

Watch a movie with your kids and then spend some time discussing the father/child relationships portrayed.