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.


Be a more proactive father

Take some time to think about your family's needs in the future.


Utilize a flexible schedule

Can you work an extra hour, or work through lunch to make time to leave early one day a week? Spend that extra hour with your child.