Help your child learn how to win and lose well

Encourage your child to congratulate their opponent when they lose, and not boast when they win. Talk about the game afterwards and help your child to see where they did well and areas where perhaps they could have done better.

  • Encourage your child to do their best at all times
  • Recognise good sportsmanship in your child and others
  • Don’t be the ugly parent at your child’s events – cheer good play by both sides and don’t abuse players or referees

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Connect with schools electronically

Access your child’s school through their website so you can keep up to date with what is happening. Many schools now offer parent portals where parents can see their child’s results and upcoming assessments, and also contact teachers.

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Beliefs and values; cockroaches and moths

Dads are powerful influencers in shaping the beliefs and values of their children, both through what they say and what they do. Listen to this podcast here.