Being a good father starts with a good mother

“My father was a bit of a role model but he was more distant than my mother was. She was very insightful and had a much greater effect on me than my father.” – John Inverarity, former Australian cricketer

  • Take time to connect with your children. Stop what you are doing, look them in the eye, and actively listen to them
  • Reflect on the parenting style of your mother and father. Incorporate the good qualities from either into your own parenting
  • Watch your wife as she parents. Acknowledge what she does well and find ways to make those techniques your own.

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Discussing beliefs with your children, whatever they are

Be open to your children’s questions about what you believe and why. Tell them why you observe certain rituals or attend your place of worship on certain days.

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Fathers have an enormous responsibility

You are an important piece of your child's life.