What’s the worry?

Encourage your children to tell you what is worrying them – anything from personal worries or relationships up to something about the world at large. Don’t laugh at these or dismiss them as irrelevant, instead discuss them rationally – and don’t immediately go into “fix-it” mode.

  • It’s OK to admit that you are worried too, if appropriate.
  • Maybe agree to read up on the issue together (if appropriate) so you can find out more and be able to assess the situation better.

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Read to baby

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FIFO (Mums’ involvement)

Mums play an even more important part in the family than usual when their partners are away for long stretches of time due to work or travel. Mums can help avoid resentment from the kids towards a dad who is often away and misses important events. Find out how by listening to this podcast.