Be positive

A short humorous video featuring Peter Rowsthorn focusing on the importance of having and displaying a positive attitude around the children, as opposed to a negative attitude which only attracts and creates more negativity.

Our thanks to Peter for giving his time to team up with The Fathering Project to share these awesome tips and messages with other fathers and father-figures.

Having a positive mindset can improve your ability to cope with work and family stresses. Accepting circumstances that you can’t change, and making the most of the opportunities that are presented to you, will enhance your life and improve your relationships with others.

For example, if your work roster, travel commitments, or access limitations prevent you from attending a major event in your child’s life (like a birthday or sports final), focus your energy on inventing a unique way to celebrate the event from a distance or on your return, rather than on the fact that you won’t be there.

 

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Tips:

Let kids know they are loved

Parenting is not always easy. But even in the difficult times, tell your child you love them.

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Have a shared parenting plan

Discuss and develop a plan with your children’s carer to handle issues that require your participation when the children are not with you.