Space travel

A lot happens when you are away from your children. How do you reconnect?  Time to test out some space travel. Can a Martian travel to Venus? We can, at least for a moment, if we visit John Gray in his book “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus”. We joke about the differences between men and women – how about acting on some of them?

Mums normally like to talk about what is happening with the children. This includes the good, the bad and the ugly. Try out your listening skills when you are with your children to hear what has been happening while you have been away. Remember, you don’t have to solve the issues being raised. Just show that you want to know what is happening. From personal experience, I did not find it either natural or easy. But after trying, I found that I could do it a little better. Try and you will earn credit for it – the children will notice that you are making the effort.

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Dad and Daughter Dates

Dads need to start being connected with their daughters before and while they are teenagers. This also consists of doing things with her that may not be of your interest.

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Give freedom to make mistakes

Letting go can be hard, but it's only when children make mistakes that they can begin to learn from them.