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.


Encourage reading

Set the example, provide the opportunity, and actively support your children as they learn to read.


Look for opportunities to be involved

Teachable moments happen regularly. Be on the lookout for these opportunities and take advantage.