If you are new to FIFO work or lots of travel

If you are new to a job that is FIFO or requires a lot of travel, this will require a greater period of adjustment for both you and the family than if you have always been in such jobs.

  • Discuss the situation with your family ahead of time, and help the children to understand where you will be and why
  • Make the extra effort to communicate often while you are away
  • Try to be there for big events, like birthdays, if you can

Tips:

Being involved and overcoming peer pressure

Being involved in your kid’s lives is really important. Your involvement shows them how much you care about them.

Resources:

Unconditional love

Make sure that your kids know that your love for them does not come with conditions! Always show unconditional love to your children.