Be involved in your children’s lives outside of school

Create opportunities to spend time with your children after school.

  • Encourage plenty of humour at home
  • Don’t miss special evening events, eg music, sport, club nights
  • Coach or manage each of their sports teams at least once (not just the sport you like)
  • Use a message bank to divert calls, especially for mealtimes

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Older teenage and adult children

Tell your teenage and adult children – often! – that you love them.

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Questions to ask on a dad date

Taking each of your children on a dad date regularly is a great way to spend time together. Here are some suggested questions to ask your child.