Be spontaneous

“Now that they are teenagers, if they ring during the afternoon because they want to go windsurfing I’ll often stop what I’m doing, if possible, and take the opportunity of going with them.” – Peter Le Soeuf, professor of paediatrics.

  • You may not be able to do so on a regular basis, but taking a spontaneous afternoon off to have fun with your children will be good for you all.
  • Those moments may just become some of your very favourite memories.

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Tips:

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.

Experiences:

Good Fathering Could Save Australia $5 Billion a Year

The link between good fathering and children’s outcomes is so strong that it’s estimated that if all Australian fathers spend an extra five minutes a day with each of their children, $5 billion a year would be saved in the areas of law, health, education and industry.