Make time for kids on work days

“When I am home I try to take Rachel to school and often pick her up as well. I’m told that I’m one of the dads most commonly seen at the school because of course a lot of the other dads never take their kids to the school at any time.” – Kim Beazley, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

  • Try dropping off or picking up your child once a week
  • Use the time together to talk about school
  • Ask your child about upcoming assignments or activities happening at school


Extra tips for separated dads

Living apart from your children presents additional challenges in fathering.


Link up with other FIFO families

If you do FIFO work, find other FIFO families in your area to share experiences and to give and receive support.