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.

Tips:

Put your kids to work

Even if you don't work with children, you can involve your children in your job.

Activities:

Five classic adult movies with a fathering message

Watch a movie with your partner and assess the messages about being a father or father-figure.