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.

  • Ask questions about their favourite websites and about their friends
  • Listen even when you are afraid to hear what they want to tell you
  • Don’t solve, criticise or judge

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Prioritising when seeing your kids again – that first hour counts

Plan an activity to do with your children as soon as you see them again – this shows them that they are your number one priority.

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Teenagers and their fathers/father figures

Tell your teenagers you love them, even when they are testing your patience.