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.


Make time during the day

Making yourself available to your children lets them know that they are a priority.


Promote a positive attitude to their school

Encourage your child to learn, and support the school and teachers in helping your child in this.