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:

“The (Sex) Talk”

By the time your child is ready for the sex talk, it's likely they know a lot about the biology of it all from school or elsewhere.
Instead of focusing on the technical talk, start a conversation about how your child can make the best decisions for themselves.

Tips:

Keep yourself healthy

Being a dad can be exhausting, both physically and mentally. Keeping yourself healthy will help you to be a better dad.