The Missing Links: A Great Dad To-Do List

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In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, I’ve put together definitive list of how to be a great dad:

1. Never Stop Learning
This master list of 500 free university courses should help you out.

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2. Always Encourage Your Kids to Express Themselves & Stand Up For Their Rights
If they turn out anything like Martha Payne you’ll have done a splendid job.

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3. Embrace Your Children. Especially When They Fail
They’ll do it a lot. And, if they come through the troubles without any serious damage, it’s always entertaining to turn them into a GIF.

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4. Sing Your Own Praises
Here are a few suggestions.

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5. Listen to the Greats
Nothing like a little friendly knowledge sharing. In this case the people sharing are just famous.

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6. Know When to Hire a Professional
For instance, on the day of your child’s wedding, you might want to get the announcer for the Chicago Bulls to introduce the wedding party at the reception.

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7. Give Them Chocolate Cake for Breakfast Every Once in a While
Bill Cosby explains all in this classic bit from his amazing 1983 standup special, Himself.

For those in the mood for a much more NSFW routine, check out Chris Rock’s thoughts on real dads and the big piece of chicken.

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June 15, 2012 - 10:07am
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