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

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Extra tips for separated dads

Living apart from your children presents additional challenges in fathering.

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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.