Get out the pump

When you are with your children, it is good fun going to see your children play sport and good fun taking them to a game. However you often find the best fun is when you pump up the football or netball or basketball, and then go with your kids to a local park or court and kick a ball or shoot some goals with them.

Not only is it fun, most dads I know who do this comment about the different conversations they have when doing something physical together. The time spend doesn’t need to be long – 30 minutes is usually enough. And a side benefit is that the exercise will help to burn off some of the excess!

Teens and Respect.

Here are a few tools you might use to promote mutual respect and ensure your teenager knows they are respected.


Create special times with your children

Arrange to spend time with each of your children on a regular basis.