Encourage your kids to play team sports

Team sports foster cooperation, camaraderie and commitment. Encourage your child to play a sport they are interested in.

  • Encourage enjoyment of sport, not winning
  • Don’t be an ugly parent at the kids events
  • Don’t add to their performance pressure but encourage them to just do their best
  • Accept the fact that sporting activities are not without some risk

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Help your children see they are special

Keep telling your children about their special future, which is different to others.

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Dad Dates

Taking your kids out individually on one-on-one dates is important. It helps your child feel worthwhile when you take time out of your busy work schedule to spend with them. Use this time together to focus on your child - practise listening and encouraging.