Take responsibility

Encourage and expect your kids to take responsibility for their actions and be a role model through your own behaviour.

  • Don’t play the “blame game”.
  • Apologise when you do something wrong.
  • Don’t cover up for your kids, or make excuses for them, when they do something wrong. Teach them to admit and apologise for their mistakes, make up for them in whatever way is appropriate and learn from the experience.


Kids appreciate a proactive father

Being proactive can be as simple as thinking about what your child will need and providing it.


Create a backup support team

Ask family and/or friends to help out when needed.