Being a dad of primary-aged children is quite easy really. Most boys and girls want to have a close relationship with their dads during these years so a willingness to spend time with them, a sense of fun and a positive, caring attitude will go a long way with kids during this stage.
The fathering game changes in adolescence. As children they may have put you on a pedestal and held you in the highest regard, now as adolescents they go to great lengths to reveal your feet of clay. As kids they used to nag you to play with them. Now as teenagers they barely give you the time of day. And what’s worse, they don’t laugh at your jokes any more. You’re just not that funny!! Ouch! That hurts.
Shift parenting gears
Most parents have to shift parenting gears when their kids move into adolescence. Mothers often make the shift first as they ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)