Actions speak louder than words – telling your children you love them is meaningless if you don’t follow this up with purposeful action.
A father figure doesn’t have to be an immediate male member of the family. You can always be a father figure to your child’s friends at school.
The way you relate to your child tells them a lot about how you feel about them. Consciously seek to interact with them so that they feel special.
Think about specific ways that your child is unique, and tell them how special those things are.
What can you do to help your children understand alcohol is not the answer to their everyday stresses?
Don’t just tell your kids you love them in spoken words – use a variety of ways to communicate.
Tell your children you love them.
Tell your kids you love them, often, in many different ways.
As the kids get older, they will get busier with school, sport, after-school activities, friends, etc. Work around their other commitments as much as you can in planning time together.
If you are separated from your partner and have limited access to your children, make sure they know that you will continue to always be there for them.