Build up kids’ confidence by encouraging self-reliance

Teach children to do things for themselves and not to just rely on you. This can take time, practice and patience – make allowance for their age and abilities.

  • Avoid sarcasm – it can destroy confidence
  • Don’t overuse praise – encouragement works better (kids need coaches, not fans)

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Plan ahead

If you work away from home or travel a lot, here's a tip: a little planning can help make your spare time while away from your children more valuable.

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Committed dads benefit personally

Seeing your children grow up to be your friends is immensely rewarding.