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.

Activities:

Watch waves crash during storms

Go to the beach during a storm and see how different it can be.

Tips:

Establish ground rules

Agree rules with your partner or ex-partner and your children on unacceptable behaviours and their consequences which apply whether or not they are with you.