Have a shared parenting plan

Do you have a clear plan to manage the challenging issues that may arise when the children are with one parent or the other – for example, an emergency trip to hospital for one of the children, or behaviour problems?

Do you have two styles of family – one when the children are with you, and one when they are with their mum or other carer?  It is not wrong – but you and the children’s other carer are better off discussing it.

It is always much easier if you have a clear understanding of how things will work when the children are not with you, and importantly some plans for when the children are with you and incidents occur that require a shared response.

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Focus on your kids when they are with you

Turn off the technology when you are with your children.

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Keep yourself healthy

Being a dad can be exhausting, both physically and mentally. Keeping yourself healthy will help you to be a better dad.