After having to do a “tuck and roll” drop off at the airport, Steve and Jo Emery’s 3 kids were devastated. They didn’t get to say a proper goodbye-not even a trip to Maccas helped! That night Jo sat in bed with a glass of wine and wrote the “My Dad Is A FIFO Dad” book. Her daughter cried when she read it the next day.
“That’s about me and Dad.”
But where does Dad go when he gets on the plane? This well illustrated book and optional activity cards help many families across Australia and the world who experience separation because of FIFO/DIDO work. The aim of the story is to encourage an “I’m OK when Dad’s away” mindset in children.
Listen in to find out if author Jo Emery and the kids ever took her husband Steve back to the airport! How do they cope with him being away for 3 weeks at a time, and how can we help any kids understand that the “away” parent still loves them, and will be coming home again soon.
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