Dad, How Do I…? YouTube Channel

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If we’re fortunate, we have now somebody — a dad or mum or guardian — to lovingly information us via the essential abilities we’ll must survive as adults: how one can handle a automotive, how one can unclog a drain, how one can repair a bathroom. Rob Kenney didn’t all the time have that as he was rising up, however he needs to ensure others do. After elevating two youngsters of his personal, he’s now sharing his parental steerage broadly via his YouTube channel, known as “Dad, how do I?”

In an April 2020 interview with Shattered Journal, Kenney defined that his dad left when he was solely fourteen years outdated. “He acquired custody of us, however he didn’t really need us,” he mentioned. “I believe he was type of achieved by that point.” When his dad left, Kenney moved in along with his newlywed 23-year-old brother, who lived in an 8-by-35-foot cell dwelling.

Since then, Kenney went on to get married and have two youngsters, who at the moment are adults. “My objective in my life was to boost good adults,” Kenney advised Shattered. “I by no means needed to be rich. I by no means needed to be essentially profitable. My objective in life was to boost good adults — not good youngsters however good adults — as a result of I had a fractured childhood.”

When quarantine started this spring, he began a YouTube channel, the place he posts movies explaining how one can do stuff you would possibly be taught out of your dad. He started with how one can tie a tie, and has since coated duties like altering your automotive’s oil, ironing a costume shirt, and utilizing a stud finder.

Amongst these tutorials, he additionally affords dad jokes and encouragement. The movies have resonated greater than he anticipated, he mentioned. The remark sections are full of individuals sharing their very own tales about their fathers and providing Kenney their heartfelt thanks.

Rob Kenney posts a brand new video to “Dad, how do I?” every Thursday. On Might 26, he additionally plans to start out a sequence known as “Device Tuesday.” You could find all his movies right here.

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