Lots of us were lucky, we had parents that taught us things like how to iron. But there’s a whole generation of kids who can’t change a lightbulb, let alone change a tire. And now a man who grew up without his dad around is looking out for others who don’t have parents showing them the ropes.
Rob Kenney’s father abandoned him and his siblings when he was 14 and he says he wanted to leave a legacy for those who struggle with a broken family or absent parent. Kenney grew up to have a family with two kids and when they left home, he channeled his empty nest feelings into creating the “practical Dadvice for everyday tasks.” He started the YouTube channel, “Dad, How Do I?” that teaches life skills you’d typically learn from your parents. It’s massively popular and includes lessons on everything from checking your tire pressure to how to fix a running toilet.
And apparently, the advice is solid. Twitter and Reddit are full of positive endorsements for his channel, which now has over 1.4-million subscribers after just a month. Lots of people relate to him because their dads walked out and others just think it’s sweet that he’s doing this. “I also would like to pass along some of the wisdom I’ve learned along the way to encourage people,” Rob explains. “I thought I was just going to be showing people how to do stuff, but it’s kind of resonating on a whole different level.”
Source: Scary Mommy
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