Learn to recognise children’s emotions

Learn to recognise when your child is feeling sad, anxious or frightened, and be ready to listen.

  • Never discount their feelings, eg by saying “that’s silly” or “just snap out of it”
  • Don’t overreact to things said that worry you
  • Talk directly to kids about daily fears that often arise from the media, eg. terrorism and murder

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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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Live a balanced life

When you work for a more balanced life you do better in all areas.