Build a model together

If you work away from home, travel a lot, or don’t see your children often due to access limitations, here’s an activity to try:

Model airplanes, ships, trains and helicopters, many with remote control motors included, are available for purchase at toy stores and hobby outlets as well as online. Choose a model suitable to your child’s abilities, and spend time when you are together assembling it. As you get close to completing it, plan an outing to the park (or wherever is appropriate) to test it out.

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Fathers who have daughters

Daughters look to their dads to build their confidence, and to see how they can expect to be treated by their future partners. Tell your daughter(s) that you love them and that they are beautiful inside and out!

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Link up with other separated dads

If you are a separated dad, find other separated dads in your area to share experiences and to give and receive support.