Work around children’s busyness

As the kids get older, they will get busier with school, sport, after-school activities, friends, etc. Work around their other commitments as much as you can in planning time together.

  • Take the time to learn your children’s schedules of activities – and make adjustments as things change.
  • Plan dad dates with each of your kids and lock them into the calendar.
  • If you or your child has to miss a dad date, reschedule as soon as you can.


Create fun weekend and vacation experiences

Be inventive in deciding how to spend time with your children.


Consider the cost/benefit trade-off of spending time with your children

Investing time and energy in your family will yield enormous benefits.