Separated dads – additional tips

Everything listed on this website is relevant to separated dads. (Some tips, however, like how to spend time with children, will obviously depend on your shared parenting arrangements). Here are a few further pointers:

  • Show respect for their mother, even if you don’t get on with her at all – discuss issues with her in private
  • Stay in contact with your children when you are away
  • Let them know you will be OK


Get to know your children through better listening

Take an interest in what your children are interested in. Ask questions and respond to their answers to show that you are listening.


Encourage problem-solving skills and open-mindedness

Make a habit of not answering your child’s questions directly – rather, help them to work out the answer for themselves or learn where to go for further information.