Encourage reading

Encourage your children to read – by setting the example in your own life, by providing the opportunity (have books in the house, join a local library, download books, etc) and by directly supporting them as they learn to read.

  • Even when they are babies, read aloud to them
  • As children learn to read, help them sound out words and practise reading
  • Reading a bedtime story together is a great way for dads to spend time with their children every day – make it a habit!

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Treat your kids with respect

Encourage your children’s input to family decisions or projects, and consider their opinions seriously.

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The value of everyday moments

Your kids will not always want to spend time with you when you have planned. Be open to conversations at any time.