Take mini-vacations

“As a young father I was Dean of St John’s College in the University of Queensland, and had to dine with the students between Monday and Thursday. It was a very formal affair, all male and all gowned. On Fridays, however, we would pick the children up and head off to the beach and get fish and chips or pizza on the way. We’d muck around in the car, playing games or singing. We discovered Elgar and Neil Diamond on those trips. I saw them as ‘mini holidays’ at the end of every week. It wouldn’t have been the same if we’d stayed at home.” – Peter Carnley, retired Australian Anglican bishop and author.

  • Many people have times when nightly family meals simply aren’t possible. When that happens find a way to make your next meal time together special.
  • Even if you can’t go out, have a picnic at home or at a local park.
  • Creating special ‘mini-vacation’ moments will become special memories for all.

Tips:

Utilize a flexible schedule

Can you work an extra hour, or work through lunch to make time to leave early one day a week? Spend that extra hour with your child.

Experiences:

Life Lessons to be learned from Dad

The Fathering Project was featured in the Daily Telegraph. The article is about discovering the life lessons that only Dads can teach. Playing with dad is not just simple fun —it can also set up a child for life.