Parent as a team

“I believe there is not enough togetherness between husband and wife in raising children today – too much is left to the mother alone. Mothers are not enough, but that is no slur on the mothers at all. They often do a great job but it’s just that having a mother without a father only gives the kids half the opportunities to learn about life that they would otherwise have. Having both a mother and a father is the way it was designed to be.” – Harley Hayward, pastor

  • Sit down with your wife and discuss the best way to divide the parenting responsibilities in your family
  • Think about what unique qualities you have to share with your children
  • Your perspective as a father is essential to the development of your children.

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Be there

If you are separated from your partner and have limited access to your children, make sure they know that you will continue to always be there for them.

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When fathers praise teenage daughters with parental intelligence

Dr Laurie Hollman gives some tips on giving your daughter meaningful and effective praise.