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

Activities:

Share a hobby with your child

Sharing an interest or hobby with your child gives you both the encouragement to create opportunities to spend time together, and gives you a conversation starter.

Tips:

B.U.S like a pro

All of us are capable of using the BUS principal to be the best Dads and father-figures that we can be.
Video: LeBron James demonstrates the B.U.S principle.