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Pantene Shows NFL Dads Doing Hair and It’s Adorable

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Last year, during Super Bowl week companies swung hard and heavy at dads, which was really cool. Pantene has struck an early chord showcasing NFL dads doing their daughters hair in a collection of cute short videos. The Pittsburg Steelers’ DeAngelo Williams, Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Witten and New Orleans Saints’ Benjamin Watson show a sweet Cool Dad side connecting with their princesses. Each dad tackles their kid’s hair in their own way and Pantene adds visual play-by-play that injects humor while staying on topic with hair products and football references. Brilliant!

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Below are the videos that have been posted so far from cutest to cute, enjoy:

 

Do We Protect Our Kids or Do They Protect Us?

Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 3.27.11 PMThis weekend Chris Hemsworth drops in theaters this week with the Ron Howard directed “In the Heart of the Sea,” and also dropped some serious knowledge on the relationship of parents and children with a most important revelation while riding in the back seat with his 3 year-old daughter.

Check out his story below:

“Last week, we were in the car driving somewhere, and my little girl was in the back seat with me. I was really tired, and I leaned over and I put my head on her lap, without even thinking about it. I just wanted to lie down a little bit and sleep because it was a 40-minute drive. And she started patting my head and singing a song through her pacifier.  I don’t even know what song it was. . .I looked at my wife, who was in the front seat, and she had tears in her eyes.”

“There’s the idea that we as parents spend all this time protecting our children. No, I think they’re protecting us. Sitting in the car with my head on her lap and her singing to me, there was this understanding of, ‘Wow, she’s looking after Dad, and that’s her job.’ You know? And that was such a joy. Oh, there’s nothing better! It was the happiest moment of my life.” – Chris Hemsworth

What do you think? Especially for those of us with young kids but it rings true for our older kids or even us as kids of a mother and father.  Is it the kids job to protect the parent?

It all boils down to the simple fact that as much as we think about or talk about how our job as a parent is to protect our kids, they actually protect us as well.  My kids (9 and 11 years old) are some of the most caring and nurturing human beings I know.  They know when I am sad or hurt and they go into protection and care mode.  They tell me they love me all the time. There were times when I could not have made it without them as a single dad and there are times they give me the strength to try harder to be a better husband and father now.  They take care of daddy always.  I hopefully when they are older and I don’t have to care for them as much, they will still have it in them to look out for daddy.

To the parents in the trenches, I think our young kids protect us as much as we protect them.

Salute you, Chris Hemsworth.  #DadsRule #FatherhoodFriday

The Rock of Fatherhood

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Last weekend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson appeared on Oprah’s “Master Class” on her OWN network and his most interesting and touching topic revolved around his relationship with his 14 years old daughter, Simone.

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“Throughout the ups and downs, I’ve realized that the most important thing that I could do with my daughter is lead our life with love.”

“Not success. Not fame. Not anything else. But, ‘I’m always here for you. I love you.'” – Dwayne Johnson

Watch the clip of the interview with Oprah, the Rock get’s very emotional recalling when he asked his daughter what she loved about their relationship.  Check the clip out here.  Being a father is special. Happy Fatherhood Friday!

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Jay Z a Dad First, Check his Rider

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Jay Z’s tour rider was recently made public and in it we see that he is 1Cooldad. Besides a few things for himself, the most interesting demands include the room being baby proofed with electrical outlets and sharp edges covered, anything breakable removed and an allotment organic whole milk in the mini-bar fridge for Blue Ivy.  Salute! #DadsRule

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Fatherhood Friday Vin Diesel’s Fatherhood Mentor

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Vin Diesel recently had his third child. The actor of the current #1 movie “Furious 7,” named his daughter after his deceased co-star Paul Walker.

“I named her Pauline … I knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world.”

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“[Paul] went into fatherhood a lot earlier than I did. He took on that role of kind of being the guide into fatherhood for me. It’s kind of beautiful.”

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Fatherhood Friday Still Strong

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This week, NFL player Devon Still got the amazing news that his 4-year old daughter, Leah, diagnosed with pediatric cancer, was now cancer free!  We salute young, strong and cool dad Still this Fatherhood Friday.

When he got the good news, he finally re-signed with the team that allowed him to stay on the practice squad with health insurance supporting his daughter’s struggle.  Still signed  a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals..  He vowed not to play while his daughter fought cancer and now he plans to put attention towards the game and his daughter.

“I just felt numb,” Still said. “It was hard to believe especially with how bad the disease was spread throughout her body before. We were definitely hoping to hear that the treatment worked and tell us it digressed, but to say they didn’t see anything in her body the whole thing was shocking.”

 

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“When I look at my daughter all I can do is smile and hug her. It was not easy but every day, and every treatment, Leah fought like hell and kicked cancers butt! I’m so proud and blessed to call her my daughter. She has made an impact on me and on the world, at the age of four, that I can only wish to make in a lifetime.” -Devon Still

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Follow Devon on Instagram @man_of_still75

 

Kanye’s New Song with Paul McCartney Speaks to Fatherhood and More

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Kanye West gets emotional but in a good way, this time.  Check out heartfelt collaboration with Paul MaCartney on lost and found love; “Only One” is a ballad about Kanye coming to grips with the loss of his mom through gaining a new wife and daughter.  #Growth #DadsRule

Listen below:

Michal Zoe’s Review of HTTYD2

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I recently took the kids to see How To Train Your Dragon 2. The kids and I  were so impressed with the film that I asked my 9-year old, Michal Zoe, to write a review.  It ended up being more about her experience, but I love it!  Check out what she wrote:           Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 11.28.17 PM

By Michal Zoe Tucker

Before its release, my dad, my siblings, and I went to see a screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2!

I was so excited, I had never been to a screening before. The best part was that we got reserved seats! When we walked in, my dad looked for where we were supposed to go, because he had written an article for his job and that’s why we got the tickets.  So he was looking for the people to meet up with them.  After we found them we got our glasses and a photographer took our picture. Then we got something to eat. I ordered boneless chicken wings, french fries, and fruit punch. I ordered a small cup of juice and it looked liked a large bowl of popcorn.

Anyway, we went into the movie theater and saw the movie! That was one of the best animated movies I’ve seen all year! It was way better than the first one! It had so much action! It was a very sad and happy movie, It was also very funny! I loved the part when Hiccup finally met his mother! If they come out with a new one, I can’t wait to see it! Great movie!

Gaga Harpist Assists and Showcases Boys & Girls Clubs with Music

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Lady Gaga harpist and singer, songwriter Tulani Jolley (formerly Rashida Jolley) has released an album with the help from some special little friends with the proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.  We at DaddysCool are very excited about this.  Jolley made an awesome impression on my young girls who attend Clubhouse #14 in DC.  When I picked them up one night, they went on and on about Jolley.  She so inspired and encouraged them.  Now Jolley is using her time there with my daughters and the other kids to give back to them.  Proof positive that DadsRule see below what Jolley says:

“My father inspired me to give back all that was given to me, and so it is an honor to release the “BE YOU” EP featuring the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington on iTunes & Amazon. 50 percent of proceeds will go to support ARTS programs for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Please support our youth who need us most. The iTunes link to get the “BE YOU” EP is:
http://bit.ly/1bWsDHE
The Amazon link is:
http://www.amazon.com/Dream-feat-Girls-Greater-Washington/dp/B00ILJ1XHG/ref=sr_sp-atf_image_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393569490&sr=8-2&keywords=Tulani “

Olympic Dad Skier Wins Gold

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 In a field crowded with young freespirited high-flying half pipe skiers, American freestyle skier David Wise has stood out for some time now. Not dave west daughter pop outbecause he is one of the best, but because of his wife and kid.  Even though he took home a gold medal in the SoChi Winter Olympics last night, what impressed most was the mature 23 year-olds outlook on life and fatherhood.  Wise is husband and father of a 2 year old, Nayeli, who’s face could be seen on a pop out sign held by his wife cheering him on.

‘‘I can go and ski my heart out, but that doesn’t necessarily define who I am,’’ he said. ‘‘Being a good husband and father is more important.  I can have passion with both things and it provides balance.’’

Multi-tasking taking care of business on the slopes and at home, David Wise has medalled in life. Lame … maybe … but DadsRULE!

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Fatherhood Friday Bob Marley from Daughter

 

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Cedella Marley is Bob Marley’s eldest child and in celebration of Bob Marley’s recent birthday, it seemed like a cool thing to hear from his daughter about him as a cool dad.  Interesting insight into the music legend.  One Love  #FatherhoodFriday

Excerpts from an interview with Cedella with BBC News Magazine:

He was a cool dad, as cool as they come.

If he was in town he would always be the one that would come and pick us up from school, take us to the beach. We’d go running, swimming. He was very competitive, a work-out fanatic.  Whenever he would come and pick us up from school, I would walk out with my chest up and my nose in the air.  I was like, “That’s my dad.” He was the sexiest dad in prep school. I was proud of my dad. 

He was very strict about our schoolwork. We went to Catholic schools. It was very funny for people who would say, “Your father is such a Rastafarian.” And I was, “Yeah and he sent us to Catholic schools!”

I wouldn’t say he was a cuddly dad, but he was fun. He was funny – he would always try and make you laugh.”

He wrote songs, hanging around, and it was fun to watch him too. It was kind of casual, if we were sitting back watching tv, he’d have his guitar.

Music was important in our childhood. It wasn’t something that we had to do. My father’s attitude was, “If you want to do it you can do it, but if want to do it you’re going to have to be great at it.”

He was a perfectionist – it had to be perfect.

He said: “If my life is just for me then I don’t want it.”

But I know what he meant. If you can’t do something that would help to bring about change, then what are you living for? Even though our time was short, he was a great person to have as a father.

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Read more at BBC 

 

Also if you can make it to NYC check out … the NY Off-Broadway Premiere of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds at the New Victory Theatre February 7-23, 2013 after a local run at the recently completed Bowie State Fine and Performing Arts Center in January, 2014. Three Little Birds premiered at Adventure Theatre MTC in March 2013 and is based on the book by Cedella Marley with music & lyrics by reggae legend Bob Marley, and enjoyed a well-received run earlier this season. Ticket information for the season is at available at NewVictory.org and at (646) 223-3010.

Daddycool review of the play – We saw it first!

 

 

 

25 Things Daughters Wish Daddy Knew

A funny thing happened to Tara Hedman, a mental health counselor, as she sat in an auto repair shop watching a daddy play with his daughter.  She began tofather_daughter think about what that time meant to that young child.  What would that little girl say if she could lay out all the questions and give her dad a road map of what to do and say?  Hedman wrote a blog about it on Huffington Post and this is what she came up with …

“So, to all the daddies with little girls who aren’t old enough yet to ask for what they need from you, here is what we wish you knew:

1. How you love me is how I will love myself.

2. Ask how I am feeling and listen to my answer, I need to know you value me before I can understand my true value.

3. I learn how I should be treated by how you treat my mom, whether you are married to her or not.

4. If you are angry with me, I feel it even if I don’t understand it, so talk to me.

5. Every time you show grace to me or someone else, I learn to trust God a little more.

6. I need to experience your nurturing physical strength, so I learn to trust the physicality of men.

7. Please don’t talk about sex like a teenage boy, or I think it’s something dirty.

8. When your tone is gentle, I understand what you are saying much better.

9. How you talk about female bodies when you’re “just joking” is what I believe about my own.

10. How you handle my heart, is how I will allow it to be handled by others.

11. If you encourage me to find what brings joy, I will always seek it.

12. If you teach me what safe feels like when I’m with you, I will know better how to guard myself from men who are not.

13. Teach me a love of art, science, and nature, and I will learn that intellect matters more than dress size.

14. Let me say exactly what I want even if it’s wrong or silly, because I need to know having a strong voice is acceptable to you.

15. When I get older, if you seem afraid of my changing body, I will believe something is wrong with it.

16. If you understand contentment for yourself, so will I.

17. When I ask you to let go, please remain available; I will always come back and need you if you do.

18. If you demonstrate tenderness, I learn to embrace my own vulnerability rather than fear it.

19. When you let me help fix the car and paint the house, I will believe I can do anything a boy can do.

20. When you protect my femininity, I learn everything about me is worthy of protecting.

21. How you treat our dog when you think I’m not watching tells me more about you than does just about anything else.

22. Don’t let money be everything, or I learn not to respect it or you.

23. Hug, hold, and kiss me in all the ways a daddy does that are right and good and pure. I need it so much to understand healthy touch.

24. Please don’t lie, because I believe what you say.

25. Don’t avoid hard conversations, because it makes me believe I’m not worth fighting for.”

Good to hear a daughter’s perspective. Read the full blog on HuffPost >># DadsRule

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