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.

Tips:

Encourage your kids

Build up your child’s confidence by encouraging him or her to step out of their comfort zone to try new things, and by noticing and praising their efforts.

Tips:

Set a treasure trail

Leave clues for your child to follow while you are apart.