Make time during the day

“I always give the kids direct access to me when I am at work, even if I have people with me. In fact I have a special phone line on my desk that only the family use. Of course, sometimes when they call it’s not convenient for me to talk to them and I let them know that unless it is urgent we need to talk later, but they always know that they have direct access to me.” – Tim Willoughby, stockbroker and triple Olympian.

  • Making yourself available to your children lets them know that they are a priority.
  • When children can approach you in their own time they may just be more willing to share their problems with you.


Show them you love them

Short and humorous video clip featuring Peter Rowsthorn sharing some advice and tips on behalf of The Fathering Project.


Ideas for spending time with teenagers

Get creative in finding opportunities to spend time with your teenager.