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.

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Learn about becoming a better father

Very few men are “naturals” when it comes to fathering and mentoring. Recognise this and take steps to learn more.

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Game Choice – Who Decides?

This is a short and humorous clip featuring Peter Rowsthorn and the topic of who decides what games to play when spending time with your children.