Help your children feel special

Actively seek ways to help each of your children feel special.

  • Don’t compare any of your children to any other children
  • Create a feeling of a special family, eg family rituals, stories, trips, meals and festivities
  • Take each of your children on one-on-one trips (no other adults, no other kids), eg camping, hiking, road trips, local, interstate or overseas
  • Involve them, and their mother, in the planning of such trips

Tips:

Eat together

Even with a busy work schedule it is possible to make family meal time a priority.

Tips:

Ask the mum for tips

Ask your partner or ex-partner how the kids are coping with you being away, and how they like it when you spend time with them, and work on making any changes identified.