Teenagers

Advice and tips for fathers of teenagers, from school to boyfriends/girlfriends to having “the talk”.

home work - NZ Dads

If you’re the proud Papa of a small human aged anywhere between five and seventeen they’ve most likely just kicked off a whole new school year. That means required reading, interactive online math websites and studying towards NCEA exams. So what exactly can you do to help nurture and maintain healthy homework habits for your […] Read More

gender identity - NZ Dads

Bruce Jenner's very public recent transition to Caitlin Jenner has highlighted a shift in how and when we talk about gender identity. Historically conversations regarding having a gender identity that differed from ones biological sex were had in hushed tones behind closed doors. Many people struggled with their gender identity for years, never feeling able […] Read More

Teen parents - NZ Dads

You've just found out that you're daughter is pregnant. You're angry, disappointed, maybe a little bit excited at the prospect of becoming a grandparent? Everything you're feeling is normal and completely fine but as a parent your job now is to support your teenager as she navigates a scary new world and faces up to […] Read More

Jealous Teen - NZ Dads

The green eyed monster. It has the ability to transform the sweetest girls into terrors seemingly overnight. But what causes jealousy in teenager girls? What are the long term effects of a jealousy filled friendship, relationship or sibling rivalry and what can you do as a parent to help your teen? Recent studies have uncovered […] Read More

Highschool - NZ Dads

The 2015 school year is quickly approaching and for some of you dad's out there a whole new way of life is on the horizon. It's an eventuality with children. One day they're wearing pigtails and stomping around in your gumboots and the next they're walking out the door for their first day of high […] Read More