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!


Treat your kids with respect

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


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.