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.

Tips:

Making family a priority

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

Tips:

If you are new to FIFO work or lots of travel

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