Be an example for your child

“My kids were twelve and thirteen when I lost my job and began a business from home. Looking back, I can see how important it has been for them to see me pick myself up and start again. They could witness the daily issues in the business and see first-hand how I confronted impediments big and small – from setting up computers to organising the daily run to the post office. Consequently they saw me in all my moods, learnt to economise and shared the exhilaration of our first success.” – Rex Finch, owner, Finch Publishing

  • Your children learn from seeing how you handle the good and the bad in your life
  • Talk to your child about how to deal with the struggles in their life

Tips:

If you miss a dad date

Tell your child in advance, if at all possible, if you will have to miss a dad date, and reschedule as soon as you can.

Tips:

Back-up contact details

Make sure your kids have at least one alternative way to contact you when you are apart from them.