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:

Take responsibility

Encourage and expect your kids to take responsibility for their actions and be a role model through your own behaviour.

Tips:

Dads need to be dependable

Make yourself available to your children even when you are away from home. Let them know they can call you anytime they are in need.