Build confident kids through challenge

Mom and dad at son's graduation

Encourage children to challenge themselves as they grow and learn, and celebrate milestones and successes.

  • Create a family celebration for all milestones and successes, eg a special meal, with speeches
  • Establish a ‘no put down’ rule about all things
  • Encourage reasonable risk
  • During discipline, show them you believe in them, eg. “this isn’t like you” or “you’re better than that”

Experiences:

Coping with Loss

One father wrote his dad a letter about all the good things, and when his dad died he found it had been opened many times.

Tips:

Build contacts in the workplace

Find other dads in your situation in your workplace and/or community and share experiences.