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The Top 25 Skills All Dads Should Have

Researchers polled 1,200 fathers to determine the skills which every modern dad should have. We’ve included the top 25 here. How many do you possess?

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Do you consider yourself a modern dad? With technology rapidly changing the world, the job description for fathers seems to have changed along with it – with many now apparently expected to be active on social media and know the words to their child’s favourite songs.

Top 25 skills

In a survey commissioned by a men’s stylist firm, researchers polled 1,200 fathers to determine the skills which every modern dad should have. We’ve included the top 25 below. How many do you possess?

  • Being able to cook meals;
  • Giving their child the best environment for a good education;
  • Guiding their kid through university/college;
  • Correctly setting up a Wi-Fi connection and an account on Netflix;
  • Assembling flatpack furniture and being able to paint a house;
  • Updating computers and setting up games consoles;
  • Teaching their child about technology;
  • Advising their kid about relationships;
  • If they have a son, teaching him how to shave;
  • Lighting the BBQ;
  • Feeding a baby at night;
  • Taking their child to school;
  • Untying challenging knots;
  • Being good at telling bad jokes;
  • Able to take good photographs and videos;
  • If their child’s favourite toy breaks, being able to replace it;
  • Good at playing ‘make believe’;
  • Setting up parental controls on technology;
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest gadget releases;
  • Providing the deposit to their child’s first home;
  • Knowing the words to popular songs in the charts;
  • Knowing how to braid hair;
  • Keeping active on social media and knowing the newest slang;
  • Being knowledgeable on the latest fashions;
  • Helping their child set up a YouTube channel.

How many did you have?

It seems fathers have to be a lot more technology-savvy than their predecessors, needing to know how to set up the latest games console for example. However, some traditions maintain – such as taking their kid to school or having that talk.

Still, one thing which isn’t spoken of here is the cost of all this. Being able to replace a loved toy is one thing, affording the latest computer is quite another. This can be challenging for anybody but can be even more difficult if you’re struggling with debts.

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