Encourage your children to share their worries

Listen to your children’s fears and anxieties about the times you are away and reassure them of your love and commitment to them.

Children will develop their own ideas and mental images of where you go when you are away from home, and along with that will often imagine dangers or potential events that will prevent your return. Listen to their fears and reassure them as much as you can about the likelihood of such events.

  • Use photos or video to show your children where you are when you are away from home so they can visualise your work and your surroundings more easily.
  • Explain some of the safety procedures that are in place on site, if appropriate.

Resources:

Negative Peer Pressure

Don’t avoid talking to your children about peer pressure. Also, invite their friends to your home and get to know them uncritically.

Experiences:

Life Lessons to be learned from Dad

The Fathering Project was featured in the Daily Telegraph. The article is about discovering the life lessons that only Dads can teach. Playing with dad is not just simple fun —it can also set up a child for life.