If you're a FIFO Mum, then chances are you sometimes find yourself in a situation with a child, or children, who miss their FIFO Dad more than words can express. It can be difficult to soothe a child that misses their FIFO parent - nothing can replace a warm hug from Dad! But there are things that we can do for our kids to help them when they're really missing Daddy. As a FIFO Mum with 2 small boys, I've dealt with lots of hard days, where they just feel sad because they're missing Daddy. Here are some of the things that I do for the boys when they are missing their FIFO Dad. I hope they help you to navigate those challenging days a little easier!
FIFO Dad Books
There are a number of books that have been written specifically to help children to understand the FIFO lifestyle and deal with their emotions surrounding Daddy working away. These are the books that I read to my boys. The last one is currently out of print, but we borrow it regularly from our local library. We have purchased the other two and they love them!