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

Tips:

Learn to listen to your children

Dads and father-figures often find listening hard. Practise focused listening and it will become easier over time.

Tips:

Mother’s Day – What is Dad’s role?

Help the kids to make this day extra special for Mum and the whole family.