Extra tips for separated dads

Living apart from your children presents additional challenges in fathering.

  • Time with your children remains important, even though you are separated and it is difficult
  • Keep your promises to them
  • Don’t give up trying to be a good dad to them, even though it might be hard to say goodbye to them


Read aloud to your children

Reading together is a great way to spend time with your children, whatever their age.


Girls learn from their dads how they can expect to be treated by men

A girl’s father signals to her how she can expect to be treated by men, ie. how high she 'sets the bar'.