Be the role model your kids need

Your behaviour is a key influencer of your children’s behaviour as they grow, so dads have a responsibility to model the behaviours they want their kids to exhibit.

  • Think about what you do and what you say in front of your kids.
  • In a stressful situation, such as when you are angry, try not to react rashly – take a few deep breaths, walk away for a few seconds if you have to, and then respond more appropriately.
  • If you do behave inappropriately, apologise and endeavour to do better next time.

Tips:

Encourage learning

Any time spent together can be a time to teach and to learn.

Teens: being aware of drugs.

Tips on talking to your teenager (or pre-teen) about drugs and their health effects.