Take each of your kids out regularly for ‘dad dates’

A ‘dad date’ can be anything, from dinner plus a movie, a special lunch or breakfast, a walk on the beach, a shopping trip, or a trip to the park, the city, or a show. Spend that date time just listening to them. Be deliberate about creating these special times, e.g. write such plans in your diary.

Resources:

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.

Activities:

Plan your next dad dates

If you work away from home, travel a lot, or don't see your children often due to access limitations, here's an activity to try: discuss ideas for dad dates and book them into your calendar.