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

daughters-first-date | NZ Dads

Dating. We’ve all done it and it seems these days’ kids are throwing around the Boyfriend and Girlfriend labels younger than ever before. I’ve come up with a handy little acronym that will hopefully help you and your teenager take those first few scary giant steps into the world of dating. Just remember G.I.R.L.S. The […] Read More

Shy teen NZ Dads

Being a teenager is all about learning who you are and where you fit in the world. But when you’re a teenage girl and you are constantly comparing your changing personality and body to celebrities, friends and even your parents your self confidence can suffer leading to a whole host of other issues. Self confidence […] Read More

pierced teen

  Welcome back to the second instalment of the ABC’s of teenage girls. This week we’re taking a look at the letter ‘B’ and the topic of body modification. We’re talking piercings and tattoos. Bod mod is a right of passage for most teenage girls, and the vast majority of girls I went to high […] Read More


Using the internet wasn’t a question that wouldn't have bothered the parents of teenagers a generation ago but it is a “necessary” these days – a necessary evil or a necessary good?  Allowing your child you access the Internet requires that you know what your child is doing.  Some experts feel that children should be […] Read More

Teenage girl drinking

NZ Dads is starting a new series around the ABC's of teenager daughters. Here is the first instalment in the series. The age old poem that declares girls as being made up of ‘sugar and spice and all things nice’ is just about as accurate as a recipe for cake that omits flour and eggs.  […] Read More