Keep a record

Sometimes our visit with the children, whether on the return home from a stint on site or travelling, or as an access visit, does not go as we would like it to. Why is that? How about writing down some of the good things and some of the areas where it was not so good. This can easily be done after you have parted from the children. It doesn’t have to be long.

Think about why it was good or not good and think of ways to make sure you repeat the good and try another approach at the not so good. Dads don’t have to be perfect – just keep trying to get better.

Tips:

Encourage your kids

Build up your child’s confidence by encouraging him or her to step out of their comfort zone to try new things, and by noticing and praising their efforts.

Activities:

Father’s Day – what does it mean?

What does Father’s Day mean in your family? Is it more than just a few new pairs of socks and jocks to add to the wardrobe?