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

Teen braces - NZ Dads

So how do you approach the delicate issue of hygiene with your teenage son? Always fun when you’re likely to be greeted with grunts or stony silences however to quote Macbeth “If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly”.   Discuss how they need to take care of themself in […] Read More

Cool Teen - NZ Dads

Teenage boys think they are too cool for school.  They live to torment their younger siblings, think their parents are the most uncool thing ever on the face of the Earth.  They believe we parents only live to embarrass our teens in front of their friends (actually, that is one of the perks of having […] Read More

Teens talking - NZ Dads

  Teenagers have a language all their own. It grows and develops and no word is popular for long before it’s replaced by a new abbreviation or acronym. When these terms and phrases make the transition from online and text usage into real life conversations with your daughter can get a little confusing. Today we’re […] Read More

Weighing scales - NZ Dads

ABC’s of teenage girls – Eating Disorders   Teenagers are notorious for eating you out of house and home. They come home from school in the afternoon ravenous and don’t stop shovelling food in their face until their heads hit the pillow. However for a small portion of the population food becomes an enemy. Eating […] Read More

Teen driving | NZ Dads

The time has come, it’s time to gird your loins and take the bull by the horns, time to find out if those blood pressure tablets really work or if you need to fake an injury. It’s time to teach your child to drive. The official government website, NZ Road Code has fantastic details on […] Read More