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19 Things Dads Do That You Won’t See In Popular Culture

This is what today's dads are really like.

1. Change diapers.

2. Chauffeur their kids around.

3. Cook.

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A 2013 study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that on an average day, 41% of dads did food preparation or clean-up.

4. Dress their kids.

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Dads know all too well what it's like to take their kids in public only to hear, "They look great! Who dressed them?"

5. Shower their kids with affection.

6. Get out of bed in the middle of the night.

7. Do their daughter's hair.

8. Their daughter's nails too.

9. Clean.

10. Handle the kid's baths.

11. Do the family laundry.

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They don't ruin everything, either.

12. Volunteer at school.

13. Be stay-at-home dads by choice.

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And not because they can't find a job.

14. Do just fine when parenting solo.

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Parenting with a partner is terrific, but dads are perfectly capable of taking the kids out all by themselves.

15. Care about their kid's emotional well-being.

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Today's dads are able to physically comfort their kids, and not just give them advice while smoking a pipe like Ward Cleaver.

16. Appreciate their kid's mother.

17. Worry about whether they're doing a good job.

18. Put family first.

19. Get emotional.

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