Fathering improves work skills

“Fathering has helped my work a lot. I think it has made me more patient (you can’t try to apply logic to a two-year-old and lose patience when they can’t follow your line of reasoning). Also, I have learnt to communicate at someone else’s level. In the workplace it is really important to communicate at different levels, and kids can teach you that.” – Daniel Petre, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

  • As a father you learn to trust your intuition – a skill that will serve you well in the workplace.
  • You also learn to trust and respect others without getting short-fused.
  • Find a way to apply the people skills you learn at home with your children in your workplace.

Podcasts:

Listening Mixed

This is a podcast with Dr. Bruce Robinson about the importance of listening to your children.
Not just listening to respond, but actually listening to understand what they have to say.

Tips:

Ideas for spending time with teenagers

Get creative in finding opportunities to spend time with your teenager.