Create time away with each of your kids

Taking each of your children on a trip with you, whether overseas or just for a few days to the next town, is a great way to spend time with your child and help them feel special.

  • Work trips and conferences provide an ideal basis around which to build a trip with your child – another way to make your work a friend of your fathering.
  • If a work trip or conference is not in the offing, contrive an excuse to travel away somewhere! (E.g. take a trip interstate to see a sporting event or stage show, or visit a museum or gallery in another city to see an exhibition that your child is keen to view.)

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When fathers praise teenage daughters with parental intelligence

Dr Laurie Hollman gives some tips on giving your daughter meaningful and effective praise.

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Review why you are FIFO

Working FIFO has both costs and rewards. Review your situation at least annually to see if it remains the optimal situation for you and your family.