Space travel

A lot happens when you are away from your children. How do you reconnect?  Time to test out some space travel. Can a Martian travel to Venus? We can, at least for a moment, if we visit John Gray in his book “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus”. We joke about the differences between men and women – how about acting on some of them?

Mums normally like to talk about what is happening with the children. This includes the good, the bad and the ugly. Try out your listening skills when you are with your children to hear what has been happening while you have been away. Remember, you don’t have to solve the issues being raised. Just show that you want to know what is happening. From personal experience, I did not find it either natural or easy. But after trying, I found that I could do it a little better. Try and you will earn credit for it – the children will notice that you are making the effort.

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Tips for separated dads Part 2

Here are some more tips for separated dads from Bruce Robinson, founder of The Fathering Project. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript below.

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Share interesting facts about where you are working or living

Get to know more about where you are working or living, and share this information with your children. History, geography, politics, or many other aspects of a location can be investigated – maybe ask your child what they would like you to find out!