Link up with other separated dads

Here’s a tip for separated dads:

Linking up with other separated dads in your area, particularly if you are not living close to extended family or established networks of friends, can give you and your children the opportunity to share experiences, and to both give and receive support when needed.

Just the knowledge that you are not alone in grappling with some of the issues of being a separated dad can be helpful.

Organisations such as Separated Dads WA or the equivalent in your state can also provide assistance.

Podcasts:

Encouraging words for mothers from Bruce Robinson

Mums, you are very important when it comes to encouraging good fathering.

Tips:

Offer freedom with boundaries

As parents, you need to balance the need to keep your children safe with the impetus to encourage them to try new things and to learn about their world.