Being a single parent is very hard. Many times, people say that it takes a "village" to raise a child, and most of the time that village includes both parents. We always hear of single mothers doing the most, but not so often do we hear about the single fathers who step up and take over when mom is not there. Single dads deserve all the recognition in the world.
15 Single Fathers Who Are Quite Simply, Amazing
This dad who let his daughter paint his nails.
Many little girls love to do hair, makeup, nails, and other beauty routines. Without a mom, some girls can feel as though they are missing out on some "girly" things. But, this dad proves that he can also be the best father to a little girl there is.
Some dads learn how to manage their daughter's hair on their own.
"Just a heads up for all you other single dads with daughters who have long hair. Using a ‘wet brush’ when they still have conditioner in their hair in the shower can help remove tangles and snarls, making brushing and blow-drying easier," the dad shared.
This dad built his daughter her own computer.
Sharing some hobbies and things with your kids makes a big difference in their lives. this dad shared that he and his daughter both love to game together. So, he was able to build her a brand new computer in her favorite colors to game on.
Learning how to do hair can be challenging.
Moms know how to do their daughter's hair a lot of times because they do their own hair. Dads have to teach themselves an entirely new skill. This dad nailed it with the braiding over here.
A single dad of five!
“Single dad of 5 from Austin, Texas, here! Just saying hello and looking to commiserate about parenting, adventuring, and helping kiddos achieve their dreams," he wrote. What a champion, five kids is no joke.
Dads always give in, eventually.
This single dad said he told his daughter she "definitely" wasn't going to get a dog for the holidays. No way, no how. Raising a child alone is one thing, but also a puppy? Well, that's hard. Anyway, here's their new dog!
This dad and daughter duo got matching tattoos.
Some dads you can always rely on and always look up to, especially the ones who raised you when no one else would. So, this dad and daughter got matching tattoos that will remind them of their special bond forever.
Multitasking is done best by dads.
Not only does this house look like it's got a lot going on, but this dad is balancing a multitude of things at once. Feeding, helping with homework, and making sure the kid in the basket doesn't hurt himself.
A single dad does Thanksgiving dinner.
Holidays can be hard when you're a single parent, but this dad shows that there's nothing he cannot do. He made an entire Thanksgiving dinner for his kids to ensure they have a delicious and festive holiday.
How touching is this!
Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes are dads who just do the everyday things that their kids truly love and appreciate. Some kids really do love that their dad helps them with little problems and lets them use the computer. Killing it, dad.
This newly single dad set things up really nice.
This dad said that he was a newly single dad whose kids split time between him and their mom. He wanted to make sure that his kids had a lot of stuff and space of their own so they can feel comfortable with him.
This dad is doing it all.
This dad shared that his wife had recently left him and his two kids, but they were making it work and making it work well. Any dad who steps up and takes over when things get hard deserves all the praise.
He even took classes!
Little girls always want to keep up with trends and fads. But, dads can't always get those quite right. This dad went out of his way to take classes so that he can learn from the professionals just how to get his daughter's hair right.
Every girl needs a parent who will play along.
Dressing up can be hard when you don't have a partner. But, when your daughter wants you to be an evil sea creature from down under the sea—you never say no. You always say yes and paint your whole body purple.
This dad keeps his heart on his wrist.
His daughter made him a very special bracelet so he made sure that he wears it all of the time, reminding himself what his most important priority is in his life.