Get the rest you need while you are apart from your children

When you are with your children, make sure you do not waste it. So try to get enough rest when you are apart so that you are fresh when you see the children again. Remember a big night out or two while you are away from the children will be at the expense of energy and enthusiasm when you are back with them. Your body does need time to adapt so plan that in to your return timetable. Both jet lag and heavy work rosters make most of us less sociable and less patient with our children.

Tips:

Older teenage and adult children

Tell your teenage and adult children – often! – that you love them.

Experiences:

My boy, my song for him and my Grandad’s love – A Fatherhood Legacy Story

This is a story of a grandfather’s legacy to a young father in the way he was brought up when his biological father was no longer there with the family.