Photo documentary

If you work away from home, travel a lot, or don’t see your kids every day due to access limitations, here’s an activity to try:

Use a digital camera (even the one on your mobile phone) to create a photo documentary of your day. Take photos from the moment you get up, through meals, work, recreation time, etc, right up till you go to bed again. Upload the pictures to a website such as Flickr so that your children can access them and get a real sense of what you are doing all day.

Your children can also do the same and provide you with a glimpse into their daily routine.

Tips:

Don’t forget some “ME” time

Schedule time for yourself when the children are with you, but only after you have reconnected with your children.

Tips:

One-on-one time is important

Be flexible in your work practices and find time in your day to spend with your children.