What’s the worry?

Encourage your children to tell you what is worrying them – anything from personal worries or relationships up to something about the world at large. Don’t laugh at these or dismiss them as irrelevant, instead discuss them rationally – and don’t immediately go into “fix-it” mode.

  • It’s OK to admit that you are worried too, if appropriate.
  • Maybe agree to read up on the issue together (if appropriate) so you can find out more and be able to assess the situation better.

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Challenge your kids

If you work away from home or travel a lot, try setting your child a task to complete while you are apart – something that will challenge them.

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Daughters and Eating Disorders

Girls listen very carefully to what their fathers say. How your daughter feels about her outlook is from the comments or compliments you give to her.