Real Dad Blog Version: This dad deserves the Dad Loser award for throwing his daughter’s hamsters for having a bad day.
I was searching across dad news on Google and discovered this headline, West Brighton dad flung daughter’s hamsters, cops allege. This article written, by John Annese, states that he had a bad day. He then came home and took his frustration out on the hamsters, by throwing them across the room. Then, he tried to get the hamster out of the girl’s wrists so he could stomp on them. Luckily, the hamsters were alive when cops came.
When I read this article, I was so frustrated at this dad. First, he traumatized his daughter by acting out of control. Next, he hurt something she cared for. Worst of all, he showed it was OK to take out frustrations on other things and people. This dad deserves the Dad Loser award making him Dad Loser #3.
Our job as dads is to be role models for our kids. I have repeated this throughout many of my blog posts. This dad needs to get some kind of community service helping kids and get his own role model on how to be a dad.
Here are some dad words of advice or parenting suggestions on how to control your temper when you have a bad day.
- Think of your kids: Kindness and innocence takes charge over anger and tempers.
- Do something appropriate: like go for a run, play a game, or even hit a punching bag.
- Talk to another adult: Talking does help, even for men. I do not like to do it too much but it feels good to be listened to.
- Take time to yourself: Sit back, relax and breath.
Just remember that I better not see you on the dad loser list. If you do something stupid, I am coming after you.
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