Take your children to the local community library

Dad spending time with kid at the community library’s computer

Credit: Bonner Springs Library, Flickr.com

Many community libraries offer children’s story time and other gatherings for parents of young children. Attend these events with your child if you can, and also borrow books to read to your child or with your child.


Joke swap

If you are apart from your kids because of work, travel, or access limitations, try this activity: ask your kids to send you a joke via text or email every day you are apart, and in turn send them a “Dad joke”.


What to do When the Other Parents Don’t Care

It can sometimes be frustrating when you start to feel that other parents don’t care for their kids, and that you are the only one setting boundaries.