Get to know your teenagers’ friends.
As kids grow older they are increasingly influenced by their friends, which can create conflict with parents.
Look for opportunities to be a father figure to other kids – nieces, nephews, your children’s friends, etc.
Being a father figure is an important role for all men, e.g. uncles, grandfathers, teachers, sports coaches, youth/scout leaders and pastors.
Your words and actions should always reflect unconditional love for your kids.
Loving your children unconditionally means loving them no matter what.
The world today is vastly different to the world dads of today grew up in. Recognise this and learn how to be the best dad you can be.
There are many things that fathers can do in the midst of a busy life to make a difference in the lives of their children.
Very few men are “naturals” when it comes to fathering and mentoring. Recognise this and take steps to learn more.
Don’t just spend the fun times with your kids and then withdraw as soon as things get serious – love means sharing the tough times too.