Let your dad know that you appreciate him

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 June, 2006, 12:00am

Do you get on well with your father?

My father is a bus driver and I find it difficult to communicate with him because we spend very little time together.

He doesn't talk much. When he comes home from work, he wants torelax and I prefer to do my homework or chat with friends.

I want to break the silence but I can't find anything to share with him.

Sometimes he's so stubborn that he never considers my suggestions. It's a pity that our relationship is deteriorating.

This Sunday is Father's Day and I must do something for him. I know he loves me.


STFA Tam Pak Yu College

Thanks for your letter, Wang-yi. I'm glad that you're planning to do something for your dad on Father's Day. Our parents work very hard to support the family and they give us unconditional love.

Communication is the key to family harmony. If you find that you and your dad are not talking much, maybe you can suggest going on a picnic or barbecue together on his day off. Or you can go to a movie. Try to spend more time together and you'll break the ice.

Sunday is a special day that pays tribute to our dad but, in fact, every day is Father's Day. We should let our parents know that we appreciate everything they've done for us.

Helen, Chief Sub-Editor