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.

Activities:

Launching a Dads Group : Murwillumbah High School

A recount by Murwillumbah High school chaplain Rachel Thompson of the Murwillumbah High inaugural Fathering project event, "Paper planes and Pizza".

Tips:

Do you know where your child is all day? Visit their school and see!

Take your child to school and ask them to show you around – where is their classroom? Where do they sit? Where do they eat lunch? Where is the playground? Who is their teacher? Who are their friends? Having this information will make it easier to relate to your child as they tell you about their school life.