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Tips on Coping with Being Away from Daddy Dearest This Summer

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With the end of the school year and a very long, very hot summer upon us, many mamas choose to leave the heat of Dubai, packing up the kids and heading either back to their home countries or to somewhere cooler!

Much of the time, sassy Daddy has to stay behind to work. Meaning a lengthy separation that can be tough for the whole family.5 or 6 weeks (or even more) is an exceptionally long time in a child’s mind and they may be confused or worried about why they have to spend so much time away from Daddy. As the school holidays are particularly long this year, there are a few ways to help make the time apart less of an ordeal.

Take the time to explain why

Sit down as a family and talk about why Daddy has to stay in Dubai.  Let the kids ask as many questions as they need to until they feel comfortable and understand that it is not a permanent parting.

Keep busy

Having a routine is a great way of creating a sense of stability. A summer camp is a good way to help the kids burn energy and make new friends.

Set a regular time to chat

Make the most of the modern technology by setting a scheduled time each day for Skype-ing. The kids will feel reassured, knowing that Daddy is available to them at the click if a button.

Make the Most of the family

It can be tough being away from extended family and friends, it is undoubtedly difficult to miss so many special occasions and important events.  The long summer is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones and to properly cement relationships.

Pop In

If possible, a flying weekend visit from Daddy is a great way to break up the long weeks, Daddy gets a break from work and the heat and the kids get a long awaited hug (mama too).

It can be a long, challenging summer but with modern technology, fun activities and time spent making the most of the extended family: fingers crossed daddy’s absence will only make the heart grow fonder.

Featured Image by Caroline Hernandez on Unsplash, Image #2 by Caroline Hernandez on Unsplash,  Image #3 by London Scout on Unsplash.

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