Utilize a flexible schedule

“At this stage of my career I am very fortunate in terms of an ability to create flexibility. Each week I do my office work from Monday to Wednesday and work from home on Thursday and Friday. I also work for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead on their Council and fundraising, and I include that as part of my ‘working week’. I am lucky I can structure my week to do this.” – Daniel Petre, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

  • Do you have a flexible schedule? How can you use that time for your family?
  • Can you work an extra hour, or work through lunch to make time to leave early one day a week? Then spend that extra hour playing with your child.
  • Even if you schedule isn’t flexible you could try Skype, Facetime, or even a simple call home on one of your breaks.


Benefits of being a dad

You will almost certainly benefit from being an involved and committed father/father figure.


Talk on the Way to School

Walking or driving your kids to school is a great opportunity to find out how school is going and whether there are any issues.