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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Help your children feel special

Actively seek ways to help each of your children feel special.

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If you miss a dad date

Tell your child in advance, if at all possible, if you will have to miss a dad date, and reschedule as soon as you can.