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.

Experiences:

Good Fathering Could Save Australia $5 Billion a Year

The link between good fathering and children’s outcomes is so strong that it’s estimated that if all Australian fathers spend an extra five minutes a day with each of their children, $5 billion a year would be saved in the areas of law, health, education and industry.

Tips:

Boys need an appropriate role model

Boys look to their father or father-figure as the role model for their own behaviour.