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Are Dads Better Than Moms?A List Of 14 Things Dads Do Best

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Me and My Dad

It’s Father’s Day Week, so it’s time to celebrate the men in your children’s lives.

This list celebrates dads in a way that underlines what we can do better than moms. This isn’t to say dads are better than mom, these specific things, we are more likely to do better than you (or at least I do better than my wife).

I’m not trying to reignite the Parent Wars here, I’m just sayin’ .. there are just some things dads are AWESOME at.

Each parent brings a specific skill set to the parenting team. It’s true that moms can be better than dads at certain things, so I’m going to argue these are 14 things Dads Do Best.


  • Dads Are Better at .. Fixing Ice Cream Cones 1 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Fixing Ice Cream Cones
    We won't just do it because the ice cream cone needs fixing, we do it because we want to.
  • Dads Are Better at .. Winning Midway Prizes 2 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Winning Midway Prizes
    Perhaps it's our stubborn streak and competitive fire, but our desire to beat the games on the midway is only limited by the number of coins in our pocket.
  • Dads Are Better at .. Letting Them Fall and Get Hurt 3 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Letting Them Fall and Get Hurt
    This picture was taken as my son was finishing a 30 yard dash down a hill to toss a rock into the water. You know what happened next. He fell, ripped up his shins and put his face in the pond. I took the picture. Dads are good like that.
  • Dads Are Better at .. Playing Video Games 4 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Playing Video Games
    Old school or new school, Dads are betters with josticks than Moms. You could say, "we were born with it."
  • Dads Are Better at .. Sleeping on the Couch 5 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Sleeping on the Couch
    Whether it was because of something we did, or due to the simple fact the bed is already full - Dads are good at sleeping on the couch, because we do it a lot.
  • Dads Are Better at .. Baiting a Hook 6 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Baiting a Hook
    Actually, this is something my Dad is best at. My son and I love fishing together, I'm just no good at the fishy part of it all.
  • Dads Are Better at .. Tough Love 7 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Tough Love
    I'm good at 'time outs'. My wife gets a little antsy after 45seconds, but cross me and you'll sit there all night, Mister.
  • Dads Are Better at .. Letting Them Stretch Their Boundaries 8 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Letting Them Stretch Their Boundaries
    I don't want to say Dads are 'lazier' parents, but I, at least, am more lax than my wife. Dads are likely to let kids stretch their boundaries, while attachment moms are wound up tighter than a helicopter. Go ahead, bonk a nose, scrape a knee, get dirty. I can pick you up, kiss it better, clean you up, and make you try it again.
  • Dads Are Better at .. Throwing a Ball, Shooting a Puck, Scoring a Goal 9 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Throwing a Ball, Shooting a Puck, Scoring a Goal
    We don't just watch sports, we like to think we're really good at them too.
  • Dads Are Better at .. Character Voices in Bedtime Stories 10 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Character Voices in Bedtime Stories
    Maybe it's my background in broadcasting, but when it comes to 'night night stories', I bring them alive. Especially Caps For Sale. It's a classic that breaks my kids into laughter with each salesman impression.
  • Dads Are Better at .. Sleeping Through the Baby Monitor 11 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Sleeping Through the Baby Monitor
    I used to fake the sleeping thing, but now I can honestly say I don't hear it. Dads are so good at faking, it eventually becomes a natural skill.
  • Dads Are Better at .. Piggybacking 12 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Piggybacking
    We get them up higher for a better view, even on long hikes.
  • Dads Are Better at .. Being a Goofball 13 of 13
    Dads Are Better at .. Being a Goofball
    I honestly think it's a Dad's job to embarrass the kids. It starts when they're young, kids are goofy and so we love to be goofy with them. As they start to hit the teen years, I'm expecting a lot of "Daaaaad, stop it."

You can find an exception to each and every one of these rules, but these are the things I do best for my kids or my dad did best for me.

What does the Father in your life do best?

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