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

Tips:

Stay engaged when you are with your kids

Watch Peter Rowsthorn as he demonstrates the importance of engaging with your children.

Resources:

FIFO (Mums’ involvement)

Mums play an even more important part in the family than usual when their partners are away for long stretches of time due to work or travel. Mums can help avoid resentment from the kids towards a dad who is often away and misses important events. Find out how by listening to this podcast.