Make kids feel worthwhile

Children need to feel that they are worthwhile. This requires conscious effort on the part of parents to ensure that children are not ignored, constantly put down or laughed at, even if this is done unconsciously or inadvertently.

  • Spend time with your kids
  • Ask your children about their lives, and listen to their responses
  • Praise your children sincerely and often

Teens and respect

Here are a few tools you might use to promote mutual respect and ensure your teenager knows they are respected.

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Link up with other separated dads

If you are a separated dad, find other separated dads in your area to share experiences and to give and receive support.