One of the great things about being in a “Dads Group” is being a resource for one another. Learning together we discover more and more that we are not alone on this journey of fatherhood. That is the philosophy behind our recent dad survival training meetup, our 1st Daddy/Daughter Hairstyling Class. With some help and guidance from Phil and Josh from the Daddy Daughter Hair Factory .
In these two classed our dads learned the way of the brush. In this fun and friendly event we learned the arts of braiding and buns… or at least we took our firs few steps on the path. It was a great way to add a couple new tools to our daddy tool-belts in a safe environment.
It was nice to learn with a bunch of those dads who don’t judge you because they struggle with it as well – Mike P.
Learning skills like this in an environment where we feel comfortable to ask questions about the things we don’t understand was a common theme among the responses we received from the Dads that made it. It underlines the value of how groups like ours can make a difference for dads.
Along with the fantastic life skills learned we were fortunate to have our very on princess there from our friends at Royal Princess Parties, to take a few pictures with the kids… and perhaps give the dads an idea of what can be done with hair if the keep practicing.
The kids had fun, the dads learned a thing or two, and most importantly they had a chance to bond. That is what this is all about, active-engaged dads taking the time to connect to our kids and meet their needs. Our friends at Plum Parents recognize this and made it possible for us to give out Parent Survival Kits to everyone who came it goes without saying that they were a big hit. There were filled with many of the good products that Plum Organics offers to make being a dad both easy and healthy like: Red Super Puffs, Mighty Dinos, Apple Cinnamon Jammy Sammies, Mighty Dinos Coloring sheet(s), and more. We are pretty sure some of those kits were put to work on the ride home.
We appreciate all the work everyone put into making this a success, especially the folks at the Imagination Children’s Academy for providing the space for us to hold classes like these. We look forward to holding more classes to stock up our fatherhood tool-belts in the future. We hope you can join us, you may just find yourself having an experience like Kyle did:
My daughter had gymnastics this morning and asked me to put her hair in one of the ponytails that Daddy Daughter Hair Factory taught us. Her mom was super impressed and wanted the twist we learned in her own hair yesterday when we got home. – Kyle E