Fathers should respect the mother of their children. Regardless of the feelings and the relationship with the children's mother , fathers need to treat her with respect – for the sake of their children. Kids see how parents treat one another & it sets examples and effects their lives. Children are happier and feel more secure when their parents get along. Fathers should ignore negative comments, compliment the mother when they can, and keep the lines of communication open. Fathers should try to seek common ground with mothers around common goals for their children, and they should never criticize their children’s mother in front of their children.
This tip is available through the Fergus Falls Early Childhood Initiative and the Father's Leadership Circle, educating the public on the importance of father involvement. Permission is granted to reproduce these tip in any educational piece.
Fatherhood Leadership Circle
Fergus Falls Early Childhood Initiative