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

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Measuring Success

What does success look like to you? What is your idea of a successful person and a successful family?

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Learn to recognise children’s emotions

Learn to recognise when your child is feeling sad, anxious or frightened, and be ready to listen.