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What's Wrong With This Picture and Society as a Whole

“Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.” That’s the fatherly advice I have this week for a fellow dad blogger who found his way into the headlines by posting what seems to be nothing more than a picture of a dad brushing his little girl’s hair.  Nothing too exciting really; just a dad wearing a baby while brushing his other “baby’s” hair. Is it anything special that he’s an African-American dad? Not in my world, but I’m sure we all have different perspectives on this and this might be foreign to some - it might even cause others to say stupid, racist things that are just hurtful for the sake of being hurtful. Is it a good picture? I mean, it doesn’t represent my life, as my son’s a little too large to wear and my daughter would rather sit and have her hair done in front of the T.V., but, taken at face value, it’s not a bad depiction of an involved dad, doing his thing. Is it real? Well, that’s the question, I guess, as the dad in question claims he had the camera on a timer, but many are suggesting babies don’t just stare at cameras unless there is someone behind them. And maybe that’s the problem with the picture? It’s unbelievable, on so many levels.

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From Back to the Future (1985)The other day I asked a pretty straight-forward question on our Facebook page: “If you could go back in time and tell your Father one thing before he had kids, what would it be?” To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. I was hoping people would be honest and say what was truly in their hearts, but I didn’t expect the rawness of the responses we received. But I’m thankful to our fans for opening up and sharing their stories with us, as maybe, just maybe, by reading some of the comments we got, we might get a few men to think long and hard before they even think about having kids, and put them on to a better path, for themselves and their unborn children- before it’s too late.

Our fans held nothing back. And they said exactly what was on their minds and in their hearts. And if this doesn’t give a few men a reason to pause and change their ways, nothing will. What do people wish they could go back in time to say to their dads? Lots!  Here are the top ten responses (in no particular order):

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The Fodder 4 Fathers Fatherhood Fitness Test

“You need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car - hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they'll let any butt-reaming a-hole be a father.” (Parenthood, 1989) But what if we could license new dads? What if there was a way to qualify people before they took on the very large responsibility of having a child? What if we could weed out the bad ones, and give the good ones a better understanding of what they’re truly in for? Well, we at The Fodder 4 Fathers Institute have devised a test based on the latest science to do just that. And in just a few hours we can tell you whether or not you’re dad material.

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