Call your child’s teacher or sports coach

Even when you are away from home, call your child’s teacher or sports coach to discuss any concerns you may have, or simply to say ‘thanks’. This helps you to stay in touch with your children’s lives, and helps teachers and coaches see that you are engaged and involved.

Activities:

Toast marshmallows over an open fire

Make a fire out in the open and use it to toast marshmallows as well as keep warm!

Tips:

Encourage father-figures to spend time with your kids while you are away

Ask the children’s grandad, uncle, sports coach or other male adult in their lives to make an extra effort to spend time with your kids while you are away.