Dads need to be dependable

“Dads need to be dependable. Kids need to know that Dad will respond to any situation and try to provide for their physical and emotional needs.” – Ray Arthur, minister.

  • Begin by responding to your child’s needs at home. Make eye contact, listen, help when you can.
    Make yourself available to your children even when you are away from home. Let them know they can call you anytime they are in need.
  • When you consistently respond to your child’s smaller needs, they will trust in you and call on you as their needs get bigger.


Keep a record

Make a note of things about your visit with the children that went well, and things that didn’t. Try to repeat the good things, and make changes to reduce the chances of the not so good things happening again.


Build contacts in the workplace

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