Set a treasure trail

Younger children love adventure and the idea of a treasure hunt can be a real winner. Take for example the film “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” when the Tom Hanks character has a game with his son.

A treasure hunt can be done when the father is apart from the child. It certainly can be planned and prepared when apart and it just takes some imagination to get it happening. It can even be prepared when you are with the children and then have the children follow a paper trail or set them tasks that they need to respond back to you when you are apart. Clues can be sent by email or left lying around by your children’s carer.

Activities such as this let them know that you are interested in them even though you may not be physically there.

Tips:

Eat together

Even with a busy work schedule it is possible to make family meal time a priority.

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Don’t postpone being a better dad

You don’t have forever. Time with your kids is very special, so ensure you start from the first day they are born and go on a journey of becoming a good dad to them. Listen in to an inspiring story of a stepfather to his children.