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


Get the lowdown on issues at home before you arrive

If you have been away from home for a while through work or travel commitments, chat with your partner a day or two before you head home to find out any issues – rather than having them dumped on you when you walk in the door!


Be present

Engage in the activity. Make eye contact and really pay attention to what is going on.