Man Starts YouTube Channel of Tips for Kids Growing Up Without Dads of Their Own
Rob Kenney knows what it's like to grow up without a dad. He knows how it feels to miss out on learning those little life lessons that sometimes only a dad can share. That's why he's making it his job to fill that gap for other kids feeling the same.
Rob Kenney’s has started a YouTube channel, Dad, How Do I?, to give kids growing up without dads of their own a place to go for answers to those questions kids have a times while growing up. The specialty YouTube channel was designed to teach kids, teens, and adults, basic and practical life skills.
Kenney himself was just 14 when his father left the family. Now a married father with children of his own, he remembers feeling abandoned along with his siblings and longing for that father figure. Kenney ended up moving in with his brother, but it didn't replace that father figure element. Now he wants to be there for kids that may feel the same way.
Kenney uses his YouTube channel to answer questions like "How to I change a tire", or "How to tie a tie" and even "How to unclog a drain". Kenney started the channel to share ‘useful, practical content to many basic tasks that everyone should know how to do,’ as he describes on YouTube.
Coming at a time when the world could use a dad to help us out, Kenney's channel now has 1.9 million subscribers and from the comments, he is touching peoples hearts. On his video about shaving, a viewer commented, “Dad passed away before he could teach me how to shave lucky I have this video thanks!”
A humbled Kenney commented to Shattered Magazine on being a father himself.“I never wanted to be wealthy. I never wanted to be necessarily successful. My goal in life was to raise good adults — not good children but good adults — because I had a fractured childhood."
In believing in the thought that you can never underestimate the power of just one voice, a viewer summed up the impact Rob Kenny has truly made in saying,“You became dad for thousands of people, who lost dad or never met him like me. Its warming my heart that somebody making something like this." Way to go Dad.