Really listen to your children – they will notice!

Remove distractions, focus on your child, and listen to what they are saying.

  • Don’t boomerang discussion back to yourself
  • Ask yourself what it is like from their shoes
  • Become curious about their music and interests (eg. buy & read a magazine about them)

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Impacts when fathers reunite with children

Be aware that your children have coping strategies in place while you are away from them – don’t be too hasty in making judgements when you see your children again.

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Remove distractions

Put kids’ schoolbags, phones and other “distractors” into the car’s boot for the journey to and from school.