Teenagers and their fathers/father figures

Tell your teenagers you love them, even when they are testing your patience.

  • The times when teenagers are the most rebellious, obnoxious and even hurtful are the times when they need the most love
  • Tell them you are there for them, no matter what happens, especially during tough times


Take each of your kids out regularly for ‘dad dates’

‘Dad dates’ (no other adults, no other kids) don’t have to be elaborate or expensive, but what they do need to be is time spent together.


Keep a record

Make a note of things about your visit with the children that went well, and things that didn’t. Try to repeat the good things, and make changes to reduce the chances of the not so good things happening again.