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

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The trap of big presents

Kids don’t want expensive gifts when you see them, they want your time and attention.

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Benefits of being a dad

You will almost certainly benefit from being an involved and committed father/father figure.