Make it a habit

If you can, aim to spend a few minutes one-on-one with each of your children every day – for example, getting them up in the morning, or reading a story together at bedtime. Soon it will become an integral part of your day and theirs – a habit that will strengthen your relationships with your children.

  • If daily habits are too difficult to create, aim for weekly routines such as cooking breakfast on a weekend morning, walking the dog on certain afternoons, or watching the Friday night footy match on TV.
  • As your children grow, the nature of these routines will evolve – the important thing is to keep up the habit of spending time together.

Activities:

Low-cost ideas for dad dates

Dad dates don’t have to be about spending money – what’s important is spending time one-on-one with your child.

Activities:

Hide and seek

Who says hide and seek is boring? You can play it however way you want! The key is... be creative!!