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.

Activities:

Jump rope

Jump rope with your kids – master the basics, then learn some new tricks!

Tips:

Kids appreciate a proactive father

Being proactive can be as simple as thinking about what your child will need and providing it.