Encourage awareness of surroundings

Challenge your children to always be aware of their surroundings – this can encourage curiosity about the world, as well as being a valuable skill if they are ever lost or in danger.

  • When you are out somewhere with your children, test them to see what they have noticed about the location, the people, the food, etc
  • Encourage the children to use all their senses – not just what they can see, but what they can hear, touch, smell and even taste
  • Make up games (even “I Spy” works) to encourage even very young children to notice things

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Why be an engaged and committed dad?

You will almost certainly benefit from being an involved and committed father/father figure.

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What girls need from their dads

Girls need to hear how worthwhile and beautiful they are - not 'pretty', but 'beautiful'.