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.


Connect over shared interests

Connecting with your child over their interests reinforces the message that you value your child and want to spend time with them.


Toast marshmallows over an open fire

Make a fire out in the open and use it to toast marshmallows as well as keep warm!