Be the role model your kids need

Your behaviour is a key influencer of your children’s behaviour as they grow, so dads have a responsibility to model the behaviours they want their kids to exhibit.

  • Think about what you do and what you say in front of your kids.
  • In a stressful situation, such as when you are angry, try not to react rashly – take a few deep breaths, walk away for a few seconds if you have to, and then respond more appropriately.
  • If you do behave inappropriately, apologise and endeavour to do better next time.


Making family a priority

Sometimes spending time with your children means sacrificing things you want to do.


If you are new to FIFO work or lots of travel

Allow time for you and the family to adapt to the new routine.