I’d mentioned before that some fathers in the Los Angeles area wanted to help get an L.A. Dads Group moving. I’m happy to have been a part of one of the inaugural hang-outs, a sponsored event by TOMY for Battroborg.
TOMY supplied the group with a couple of Battroborg sets to play with, delivered on a GameTruck last Thursday night. Dads and toys? How could this not be awesome?
What could test a happy-looking family like those chumps up there? A three year old, of course.
I hate the terms “terrible twos” and “terrible threes.” It’s a cop-out. An excuse. It’s a deflection for attacking a normal developmental phase in your kid. It’s a phrase that describes parents more than kids; your toddler’s just being a toddler, but in your second or third year of fatherhood, you’ve grown comfortable. So naturally, when your kid starts spreading their wings, it feels like the end of the world. You wonder why, even with these terrible “terrible” phrases around, you’re the only one going through this.
Recently, I forgot that I wasn’t alone, and luckily for me, a group of guys came to my rescue. On Twitter, nonetheless.
Our buddies over at Digital Shepherds know the value in father-daughter relationships. Founder of the non-profit, Tshaka Armstrong, suggests that one of the best ways a father can influence a daughter is by listening.
And the best way to listen, of course, is over tea.
Armstrong has suggested this before – and people seemed to like the idea. So, Armstrong is taking it to the next level – he’s throwing the word “National” into the mix.