Being there for your teenagers

Continue to listen to your teenager and be there for them as you help them grow towards adulthood.

  • Being a good father means giving a reasonable degree of freedom
  • Discipline is best given in an atmosphere of unconditional love and specialness
  • Sometimes teenagers will push fathers away just when they really want us to stay and listen to them

Tips:

Learn to recognise children’s emotions

Learn to recognise when your child is feeling sad, anxious or frightened, and be ready to listen.

Activities:

Play with your children

Don’t just sit and watch your children at play, join in!