Daughters and dating

When your daughter starts dating, encourage her to bring her boyfriend home for you to meet – maybe even invite him for a meal.

  • Take the time to get to know him
  • Don’t automatically dismiss any boyfriend as not good enough for your daughter
  • Don’t tease, argue with, or put down your daughter in front of him, even in jest
  • Make sure you are available when your daughter wants to talk about him

Activities:

Make an obstacle course in the backyard

Use whatever you can find to build obstacles to climb over, crawl under and jump through.

Tips:

Encourage father-figures to spend time with your kids while you are away

Ask the children’s grandad, uncle, sports coach or other male adult in their lives to make an extra effort to spend time with your kids while you are away.