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As a Dad we can, at times, find it hard to get involved with our children; our biggest enemy is fear of failure. Unfortunately, not getting involved can be more damaging that having a go. 'Distant' parents can produce 'distant' children, who have trouble with social contact and expressing emotions. Give it a go and be prepared to slip and stumble along the way. What would you rather have your child say after you're gone? "I never knew him, I don't know what he was like" or, "Sometimes we fought, but we were always close".