Father’s Day – what does it mean?

What does Father’s Day mean in your family? Is it more than just a few new pairs of socks and jocks to add to the wardrobe?

Being a dad is a very hands on, involved role. You need to be there for your children, show them unconditional love, help them feel special, and parent as a team with your partner to be the best dad for your children.

So how should dads celebrate Father’s Day? Here are a few tips:

  • Start a family ritual – it might be an activity like having a picnic in your favourite park or attending a sporting match, or maybe make a speech after dinner about what being a dad has meant for you this year
  • Spend time one-to-one with each of your children on the day, telling them how much you love them and love being their dad
  • Give your own dad a call, drop in to see him or share a meal together
  • Appreciate the thought and effort that has gone into the gifts and cards you receive from your children, and treasure these mementos


Treat your kids with respect

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


Bucket list

Create a “bucket list” of potential dad date activities.