Take other children along with yours

You are a father-figure to all kids you encounter, including your child’s friends. Include them in outings with your child, especially where they do not have a father around much.

You can learn a lot about your child from how they relate to their peers, so as well as spending time with these children and encouraging them to talk to you, listen to how they talk to each other.

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Build contacts in the workplace

Find other dads in your situation in your workplace and/or community and share experiences.

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Daughters and Eating Disorders

Girls listen very carefully to what their fathers say. How your daughter feels about her outlook is from the comments or compliments you give to her.