Connect with schools electronically

Most schools offer parents the opportunity to connect on-line so they can find out what is happening at the school – in fact, more and more school communication is exclusively on-line. On-line access will enable you to engage directly with the teachers and to follow the curriculum and school activities, as well as understand what your child is doing at school without needing to be at the school gate.

Have a look at the school’s website and ask if you are unsure what is required.  Fathers (whether at home or living or working away from their children) are generally behind in keeping up with e-communication from the school, however especially for fathers away from home this is a great chance to link in.  Try 15 minutes each week when you are away!

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Dad Trips

Dad trips are a great way to bond with your child or teenager at a one-on-one level, especially if you feel distant from them. Listen to the podcast here on the importance of taking trips together.

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Everyday conversations are a treasure

Time spent together doesn’t have to involve expensive outings or putting aside a whole afternoon.