Handling peer pressure

Your teenager’s friends need not be a threat to your relationship with your son or daughter – and may be an opportunity to have a positive father figure influence.

  • Avoid always talking about how bad their friends are – invite their peers to your house and encourage positive friendships
  • Listen to them without lecturing
  • Ask teenagers about their music interests, friends, issues and struggles

Tips:

Approval instils confidence in young girls

Daughters need to know that you believe in them and that you will support them in achieving their dreams.

Activities:

Low-cost ideas for dad dates

Dad dates don’t have to be about spending money – what’s important is spending time one-on-one with your child.