Health Matters

Father’s Day Health

Building healthy connections with your kids.

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Parenting is rewarding but also challenging. Dave Curtis, Chair of Behavioral Health at the Family Care Center at the Tillman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine explains how can fathers can build healthier relationships with their children.

“Studies show that most men do not engage in regular health check-ups and frequently delay care. Your child notices when you go to the doctor, when you exercise, and what you eat. They look to you as a role model.

To build healthy connections with your kids:

  • Schedule one on one interactive time, even 10-minutes a day
  • Actively listen to what your child is sharing instead of problem-solving.
  • Acknowledge what your child is thinking and feeling.
  • Share your emotional experiences, including the difficult ones, to teach coping.
  • Praise for your child's positive efforts and behaviors.

“Have a happy and healthy Fathers' Day!”

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