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

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:

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.