Discussing beliefs with your children, whatever they are

Discussing beliefs with your children is important. Be aware that a father’s personal beliefs can have positive or negative effects on fathering, and recognise the impact this can have on your children.

  • Give children the opportunity to learn and think about belief issues by themselves
  • Beliefs are best transmitted to children if reflected in the lives of their parents
  • We can cause children to react against our own or any other belief by the way we talk about it and how we behave


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.


Get creative in showing your children you love them

Actions speak louder than words – telling your children you love them is meaningless if you don’t follow this up with purposeful action.