Be aware of children’s emotions

Don’t back off and assume it is mum’s role to deal with kids’ emotions. Learn to recognise when your child is feeling sad or frightened.

  • Be interested in how they are feeling
  • Occasionally ask them when it is that they feel most sad, frightened or lonely
  • Listen to their feelings without interrupting & ‘solving’ their problems for them

Experiences:

Dr Phyl Prout Talks about Fathering Daughters – An Introduction

Fathering daughters can be very enjoyable and rewarding, as many of you will confirm if you are a father to a daughter.

Tips:

Offer freedom with boundaries

As parents, you need to balance the need to keep your children safe with the impetus to encourage them to try new things and to learn about their world.