Take other children along with yours

You are a father-figure to all kids you encounter, including your child’s friends. Include them in outings with your child, especially where they do not have a father around much.

You can learn a lot about your child from how they relate to their peers, so as well as spending time with these children and encouraging them to talk to you, listen to how they talk to each other.

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Plan your workday backwards

Block out in your diary the time you will be leaving the office and then work backwards to plan your day.

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What dads need

The world today is vastly different to the world dads of today grew up in. Recognise this and learn how to be the best dad you can be.