Older teenage and adult children

Even when your children are grown up (or nearly so) they still need your reassurance that they are loved unconditionally.

  • Plan time for dad dates with all your children, no matter how old they are.
  • Tell your teenage and adult children – often! – that you love them.

Tips:

Work around children’s busyness

As the kids get older, they will get busier with school, sport, after-school activities, friends, etc. Work around their other commitments as much as you can in planning time together.

Activities:

Attend the kids’ sports and other interests

Encourage your children in whatever sport and other interests they have chosen, by attending games and asking them questions.