Talk about your job

“I don’t think I ever talked to the kids enough about why I was doing what I was doing or what it was all about, for that matter. I just tended not to talk about my work with them, possibly to protect them from being swamped by it. I’m sure I overcompensated.” – Allan Chapple, former principal, Trinity Theological College.

  • Children want to understand where you go and what you do all day. Talk with them in an honest and age appropriate way about what you do at work.
  • Sometimes they may not seem interested, but the reality is that these conversations help them learn more about the world they live in.

Activities:

Five animated movies to watch with your kids

Watch a movie with your kids and then spend some time discussing the father/child relationships portrayed.

Resources:

Tips for separated dads

Even if you are separated from your kids, your role as a father remains important. Listen in to some tips that can help you be a better separated dad.