The trap of big presents

Often fathers want to make up for their absence from home by buying gifts for their children.

Remember that the best gift you can give your children is your time and your attention.

Do not make material gift-giving the standard, and if you do buy a present every so often, do not make it a significant outlay. The best gift would be a craft kit or other activity you can do together.

Fathers appreciate it when their children are excited to see them.


Talk about sexuality with boys and girls

Don’t assume your children are getting the right information and learning the right values about sexuality from media and/or their friends.


Don’t forget some “ME” time

Schedule time for yourself when the children are with you, but only after you have reconnected with your children.