Conversation starters – teenagers

Not sure how to get your teenagers talking? Try the following:

  • Ask “how am I doing as your dad (or other appropriate father-figure title)?” and “what could I be doing better?”
  • Compare notes on football or other sporting teams
  • Ask them to explain something they are interested in (a computer game, say, or a genre of music)
  • Discuss current events and why they have occurred

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Great fathering tip

A short and humorous video clip featuring Peter Rowsthorn sharing a message on behalf of The Fathering Project.

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Family rituals are important

A family ritual is of high importance, particularly for those families who aren't spending as much time all together as they'd hope!