3 things I can do today to be a better father
1. Show up
90% of the job is showing up for my kids, the best I can.
Adolescent kids can be angry -- it's part of their individuation process. They don't need deflection. They can use a kind, open ear that hears their struggle.
3. Believe in them
It's scary to step out into the world. My kids can use someone who believes in them. Not a cheerleader but someone who sees their strengths and challenges and believes they can do it, even when they can't see it themselves.