Joel Katz

Joel Katz

Joel Katz

circa 1955: A father teaches his son to erect a tent during a hunting expedition. (Photo by John Titchen/Three Lions/Getty Images)

It’s the time to appreciate our fathers and everything they are doing and have done for us. My dad was a D.I.Y. dad, meaning he got me started but wanted me to figure it out for myself. He would say, “here’s how you start the lawn mower, now mow the lawn.” Not Your Father’s Root Beer conducted a survey and found that that 30% of people say their father taught them how to cook, 25% say their father taught them how to clean, 30% learned how to manage money from their dad, and 14% had their first beer with Daddy. Here’s the top ten list of the teachings by fathers…


  • How to ride a bike

    kid on bike

    A child participates in a parade of little cyclists during an event marking International Children’s Day (Photo by Cristian Cristel/Xinhua via Getty Images)

  • How to drive a car

    dad and kid driving

    LVIV, UKRAINE – MAY 02: A young man drives in a battery-powered sports car with a child. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

  • How to fix things

    old car

    CORDOBA, ARGENTINA – FEBRUARY 08: Vintage and abandoned Renault Dauphine Gordini  (Photo by Christopher Pillitz/Getty Images)

  • How to make decisions

    kid homeschooling

    ILLUSTRATION – A boy sits in homeschool brooding over his homework. Photo: Nicolas Armer/dpa (Photo by Nicolas Armer/picture alliance via Getty Images)

  • How to manage money

    paper money

    HAI AN, CHINA – JUNE 16: An employee deals with U.S. 20 dollar banknotes at a bank. (Photo by Xu Jinbai/VCG via Getty Images)

  • How to change a tire


    (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP) (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)

  • How to be a leader

    Phil Murphy

    ASBURY PARK, NJ: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy delivers a speech. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

  • How to read a map

    1850, Cowperthwait, Mitchell Map of New Jersey (Photo by: Sepia Times/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Images)

  • How to handle problems and stress

    dad and daughter

    SANTA FE, NM – JULY 4, 2018: A father walks hand-in-hand with his daughter. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

  • How to cook

    monkeys cooking

    UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1935: Chimpanzees of the London zoo with the cooking, Photograph, Around 1935 (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) [Schimpansen des Londoner Zoos beim Kochen, Photographie, Um 1935]

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