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.

Dads and Kids funspiration

When school’s out – enjoy spending time with your kids, rather than endeavouring to ‘entertain’ them.

If you need to stay home but want to have quality fun time – ask them what they want to do and give some of your own ideas too – choose together and make a whole day of it.

Deciding is half the fun; but here are some ideas to get you started...

Resources:

Father-Child Sex Talk

Listen to this tip from Professor Bruce Robinson on how to talk about sex with your child.