Come home then go back

“I always come home for dinner and I put the kids to bed. If I’ve got more work to do then I’ll go back to the office afterwards rather than miss that family time.” – Tim Willoughby, stockbroker and triple Olympian.

  • Sometimes making time for your children requires personal sacrifice.
  • Making time with your children a priority will only benefit your family in the long run.

Tips:

Get the lowdown on issues at home before you arrive

If you have been away from home for a while through work or travel commitments, chat with your partner a day or two before you head home to find out any issues – rather than having them dumped on you when you walk in the door!

Resources:

How you can be a father figure

Listen to this podcast by Professor Bruce Robinson on how to be a father figure to a kid who may not have the attention of a father in their life.