Create special times with your children

Dad surfing with kid

Arrange to spend time with each of your children on a regular basis. Take each of your kids out for ‘dad dates’ (no other adults, no other kids), eg dinner plus movies, special lunch or breakfast, beach walks, park, city, show or shopping trips.

  • Spend that date time just listening to them
  • Be deliberate about creating these special times, eg write such plans in your diary


Make use of time before school

Take your kids to school, at least occasionally.


Have a water fight

Load up the water pistols and have some fun.