Find the teachable moments in life

“Because Dad was a natural teacher, the whole of our time with him was a learning experience. He would talk about things social, religious, political, anything really. He would quiz us all the time about the capital cities of other countries. He would discuss the news with us in a way that made it alive.” – Tim Costello, minister and CEO of World Vision Australia

  • Share your knowledge with your children. Even if they roll their eyes now, what they have learned from you will stick with them
  • Take advantage of natural opportunities to teach your children important life lessons. Don’t try to force it
  • Use what you know! If you are gifted in math, or science, or construction find a way to share that knowledge with your children

Tips:

Father to Son Tips Help the New Dad and Kids

Simon Robinson has fond memories of the “dad dates” his father used to take him on when he was a child. Now with two young daughters of his own, the son of Western Australian of the Year Professor Bruce Robinson says he can fully appreciate his father’s efforts to make time for him.

Tips:

Get to know your children through better listening

Take an interest in what your children are interested in. Ask questions and respond to their answers to show that you are listening.