Impacts when fathers reunite with children

When dad is apart from his children, life goes on without him. At most homes, it is likely that there are things happening that are not always the way the father would want them to be. This happens whether the father is based at home all the time, travels a lot, or lives separately from the children.

What is clear is that a dad reuniting with the children after an absence is more likely to notice the difference and will be judgemental. It is a watch point and something the father needs to be cognisant of prior to making it an issue.

Tips:

Help dad when he is away

Ask your children to help you by doing a task while you are away, or when they are not with you.

Tips:

Encourage father-figures to spend time with your kids while you are away

Ask the children’s grandad, uncle, sports coach or other male adult in their lives to make an extra effort to spend time with your kids while you are away.