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

Tips:

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!

Tips:

Be present

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