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.

Time with teens.

The older children get, the busier they become and the harder it can be to find moments to connect. Here are a few tools you might use to find a few extra minutes with your teenager.


Put your kids to work

Even if you don't work with children, you can involve your children in your job.