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!


Love needs to be shown

Showing affection to your children builds confidence and encourages affection towards others.


Help your child establish a good homework routine

Help your child with their homework – but don’t do it for them!