Show your children you love them, always

Don’t just spend the fun times with your kids and then withdraw as soon as things get serious – love means sharing the tough times too.

  • Be with them at crisis times, eg. when they are sick – don’t always leave it to their mother to take them to the doctor
  • It is especially important to not withdraw showing appropriate physical affection when daughters go through adolescence

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Listen to your children

Focusing on one child at a time teaches your other children to listen and care about what is happening to their siblings.

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Talk about sexuality with boys and girls

Don’t assume your children are getting the right information and learning the right values about sexuality from media and/or their friends.