Avoid the good cop, bad cop trap

If you are separated from your partner, disciplining your children can become more difficult.

  • Don’t avoid disciplining your children
  • Be a parent not a pal
  • Avoid doing the good cop, bad cop routine – consider what is best for your kids


Look for opportunities to be involved

Teachable moments happen regularly. Be on the lookout for these opportunities and take advantage.


Stay connected during the day

Having a job that takes you away from home for a large part of the day need not mean you lose touch with your children.