Don’t be overly proactive

“I do think proactively about important things for the kids, but then I put it to the back of my mind. It’s important not to have it too far in the front of your mind or you’ll feel like you’re imposing too much of your views on them.” – Peter Newman, environmental scientist, author and educator.

  • Keep proactive parenting thoughts in the back of your mind.
  • Always make those interactions natural. Don’t try to force proactive moments on your children.

Dad Dates

Dad Dates are an oldie, but a goodie. Even with teenagers, one-on-one time is still our most tried, tested and recommended tip - and it's never too late to start.

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Help your child learn how to win and lose well

Whether in team or individual sports, or in other competitive arenas, children (and adults!) need to learn how to win or lose well. How you as a father or father figure behave will help guide your child’s response.