All They Need is Love.... It might sound obvious but studies show that kids that feel totally loved by parents do better. They are more confident, healthier and do better in academic, artistic and sporting activities. So we encourage you to be 'hands on dads', spending special time with your kids, encouraging them, reassuring them, playing with them and just chatting with them. In short be there for them. And be careful in how you discipline them next time they've been naughty!