Help your kids avoid smoking

Talk with your children about the issues and pressures around smoking, and help them develop avoidance strategies.

  • Become involved – don’t just leave it to others
  • Provide information, but not threats
  • Help kids deal with pressure to smoke, eg. to realize that it is OK to say ‘no thanks’

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Dads need to be dependable

Make yourself available to your children even when you are away from home. Let them know they can call you anytime they are in need.

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Quality time is not enough

Scheduling ‘quality time’ with your children is only part of the answer to building strong relationships. Spend lots of time with your children so you are there when they want to talk.