Time with teens.

The older children get, the busier they become and the harder it can be to find moments to connect. Here are a few tools you might use to find a few extra minutes with your teenager.

  • Make the most of time in the car – drive them to and from friends’ houses or outings and spend the travel catching-up.
  • Encourage them to help you cook meals in the kitchen or on the barbecue.
  • When they are learning to drive, supervise their driving practice.
  • Watch sport together – either at the game or on TV.
  • Exercise together – go to the gym, for a run or sign up for a social team sport together.
  • Plan and then take a holiday together.

Experiences:

Fathers teach you what’s important – A Fatherhood Legacy Story

What do you want your children to remember of you?

Tips:

Get to know your children through better listening

Take an interest in what your children are interested in. Ask questions and respond to their answers to show that you are listening.