Consider the cost/benefit trade-off of spending time with your children

“Some of my decisions to sacrifice work for the children have cost money, but that is not a big deal. I am paid well enough and anyway I’d rather be poorer and a good father.” – Geoff Creelman, consulting manager in computing

  • Spending more time with your children means giving up work time (and potentially also income) or leisure time.
  • Investing time and energy in your family will yield enormous benefits.
  • Isn’t a great relationship with your children vastly more valuable and important than having the latest model Mercedes?

Tips:

Show Them You Care

This is a short and funny video clip featuring Peter Rowsthorn sharing tips and avice for Fathers and father-figures on behalf of The Fathering Project.

Tips:

Spend time together before school

Start work later occasionally and do things with your kids instead.