Don’t forget some “ME” time

Going back home after a stretch of FIFO work or a long business trip, or getting time to spend with your children who live with their mother, is a great chance to relax and unwind. Set yourself some time for what you want to do. It is not all about the children, you need to look after yourself, so plan it and negotiate it to ensure it will happen. Then you can relax knowing you will not miss out.

However, make sure ME time does not come before kids time. The sooner you re-establish contact with your children and do something meaningful with them when you are together, the sooner you can then go for ME time.

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Father to Son Tips Help the New Dad and Kids

Simon Robinson has fond memories of the “dad dates” his father used to take him on when he was a child. Now with two young daughters of his own, the son of Western Australian of the Year Professor Bruce Robinson says he can fully appreciate his father’s efforts to make time for him.

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Maintaining balance in your life makes you more productive in all areas.