Focus on your kids when they are with you

FIFO workers, travelling dads and separated dads have usually developed effective coping mechanisms to deal with loneliness and isolation when on their own. Great – but don’t use them when your children are with you.

Technology helps to keep us entertained, and often people will develop a routine when on their own. But watch out and do not bring these practices into the time you spend with your children. You and your children will get a lot more enjoyment out of your time together when you are not distracted, but rather focus on your children and what you are doing together.


Approval instils confidence in young girls

Daughters need to know that you believe in them and that you will support them in achieving their dreams.


Draw each other’s portrait

Draw a picture of your child, and ask them to do the same of you. Colour the pictures and then display them to the family.