Top 10 skills that modern dads need to know

parenting 19/06/2018

While dads haven't changed their dancing or their jokes, dads have had to upgrade their skills with the times.

Research from Braun has found that setting up WiFi, being active on social media and knowing the lyrics to the big hits have emerged among a list of skills dads today have to know.

Being able to cook dinner, knowing which cables work on the TV, and keeping up with the fashion trends also featured on the list.

Hear the top 10 with Jase & Jay-Jay in the video above, and check out the full 25 skills below:

  • Cooking a meal
  • Providing the best environment for a good education
  • Guiding them through college / university
  • Setting up the home WiFi and a Netflix account
  • Building flatpack furniture and painting their first home
  • Updating a computer and setting up new games consoles
  • Teaching them about technology and all those different TV wires
  • Having 'the chat' and giving advice on relationships
  • Teaching a son how to shave
  • Firing up the barbeque
  • Taking part in the night feed
  • Doing the school run
  • Untying difficult knots
  • Telling the kids bad jokes
  • Taking good family photographs and videos
  • Replacing a favourite toy when an old one breaks
  • Playing make believe
  • Setting up parental controls online and on the television to protect them
  • Knowing the latest tech releases such as smartphones, apps and gaming
  • Fronting the deposit for my son or daughter's first home
  • Knowing the words to songs in the charts
  • Knowing how to braid hair
  • Being active on social media and knowing the latest slang
  • Keeping up with latest fashion trends
  • Teaching them how to host their own YouTube channel

Source: Metro