Attend the kids’ sports and other interests

A proud father with his son

Credit: Dave McMahon and Kem McMahon

Even if you don’t find your child’s chosen sport or interest entertaining, or find that it takes up a lot of time, make the effort to attend games, get involved, and show your child you support them.

Who knows, once you find out more about it, you may find there is a lot more to it than you imagined!


Learn to listen to your children

Dads and father-figures often find listening hard. Practise focused listening and it will become easier over time.


Consistent family routine

Establish a set routine for your children that applies whether they are with you or with your partner or ex-partner.