Be present when it matters

“Dads need to be around at times that matter – crisis times such as exams, relationship breakdowns and important transition times.” – Jim McCluskey, medical researcher, doctor and professor.

  • Learn to recognize what constitutes a crisis time for your child. What stresses them out? Find a way to be there and support your child during those times.
  • Make it clear that you are available anytime your child needs to talk. Let them know that they can call you in times of need.

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Get to know their school

Your children spend a lot of time at school and are influenced by teachers and other staff, so get to know them.

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How being a good dad benefits you

Trying to be a better dad will benefit you in many ways.