Today is Father’s Day. In the Western World, it has morphed into Doofus Day; as almost all media portrayals of Dads are Dofusses (or Doofi?). These are men who are beaten by simple problems and must have their oh-so-inteliigent wives redeem the situation. Naturally enough, this portrayal provides a poor role model for boys; but for the media that is no matter.
In order to dispel this notion, we here today will attempt to list all of the ways (excluding the biggie — breadwinner) that a father can positively do for and/or influence their children. So have at it.
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