Learn to recognise children’s emotions

Learn to recognise when your child is feeling sad, anxious or frightened, and be ready to listen.

  • Never discount their feelings, eg by saying “that’s silly” or “just snap out of it”
  • Don’t overreact to things said that worry you
  • Talk directly to kids about daily fears that often arise from the media, eg. terrorism and murder

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Experiences:

Dance with your children – A Fatherhood Legacy Story

Dancing with your children can be a memorable and special moment you share with them. So put on your silly hat and dance with them!

Activities:

Photo documentary

If you work away from home, travel a lot, or don't see your kids every day due to access limitations, here's an activity to try: create a photo documentary of your day, and ask your kids to do the same.