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.

Activities:

Build a model together

If you work away from home, travel a lot, or don't see your children often due to access limitations, here's an activity to try: spend time with your child when you are together building something.

Activities:

Play with your children

Don’t just sit and watch your children at play, join in!