Play with your children

Father blowing bubbles with his kid

Credit: Mid-Atlantic Centre for the Arts & Humanities, Flickr.com

When you take the kids to play down to the park or to the beach, or even out in the backyard, don’t just sit and keep an eye on them while you do other things – join in! You and the children will both gain much more from the experience if you do.

Resources:

Rough and Tumble Play

Dr Richard Fletcher's YouTube video will explain why a father's involvement with his child, right from birth, is vitally important for the development of a child's brain and emotional stability.

Tips:

Make time during the day

Making yourself available to your children lets them know that they are a priority.