Share a laugh

Telling jokes, watching a comical TV show or film together, or sharing a story of something funny that happened, are not only good for you, but they help build relationships and ease tensions.

  • Tell your kids “Dad jokes”.
  • Leave funny notes in their lunchboxes or send them a jokey text.
  • Share funny news stories via email.

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Find the teachable moments in life

Take advantage of natural opportunities to teach your children important life lessons.

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Have a shared parenting plan

Discuss and develop a plan with your children’s carer to handle issues that require your participation when the children are not with you.