Encourage father-figures to spend time with your kids while you are away

Kids can benefit from spending time with a range of adult males, not just dad. Ask their grandad or uncle to visit or take them on an outing, their sports coach to give them some extra words of encouragement, or their friends’ dads to include them in outings or play dates while you are away from home.

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Parent as a team

Successful parenting requires both a mother and a father or father-figure, and must be a shared responsibility.

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Read books together

Use Skype or phone to read together with your child, or read the same books.