Look for opportunities to be involved

“I’m not really proactive with fathering but I would call myself an ‘active opportunist’. I look for opportunities, and I think there are probably enough opportunities in a child’s life to cover most of the required teaching moments. Of course that depends on whether you have the time available to be there when those teaching moments occur!” – Kanishka Raffel, minister.

  • Think back on the last few weeks. What moments passed you by that could have been teachable moments?
  • Teachable moments happen regularly. Be on the lookout for these opportunities and take advantage.


Help your child to stay away from drugs

Talking through the issues and supporting your children can help guide them in dealing with drugs.


Be present when it matters

Learn to recognize what constitutes a crisis time for your child. Find a way to be there and support your child.