How to Be a Dad…According to 7 Year-olds


When our daughter was born, over 12 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing as a dad.  As she nears her 13th birthday this summer…I still have no idea what I am doing.  🙂

Being a dad is the ultimate example of on the job training.  There are no “dad degrees.”  You learn how to be a dad, once you become a dad.  You write the book as you go.  The question is…is your “How to be a dad” book worth reading?

Let the kids tell you

Today, while reading one of my favorite sites, All Pro Dad, I came across the video below.  In the video 2nd graders share their insight on “how to be a dad.”  Enjoy it with your kids.  And let them tell you “how to be a dad.”

From the mouths of babes

A few quotes on how to be a dad from the video:

  • “he has a hairy chest”
  • “a lipstick less mouth”
  • “ummmmm….ummmm”
  • “he should never kill his baby”
  • “we teach our dad things, and our dads teach us things…it is awesome”

Question:  What do your kids say makes a good dad?  Please ask them and share in the comment section below.

photo credit: Fabiana Zonca via photopin cc

Apr 24, 2013