NEW YORK (PIX11) — The start of a new school year can be stressful for parents as well as kids, so every bit of support helps.

Jonathan Fields, host of the Good Life Project podcast, joined New York Living on Thursday to offer some tips on how fathers in particular can play an active role.

“I think for dads, especially dads who maybe haven’t been as present, it’s a great opportunity to actually step in and say, ‘Let me show that I’m showing up, let me show that I’m here to listen, let me show that there are two of us behind you as you step into this thing which can be really stressful,’” said Fields.

Watch the full interview in the video player above.