Many of us have our dads to thank for knowing how to do little household tasks — changing lightbulbs, mowing the lawn, setting up a tent, changing a tire.

But not everyone is so lucky. Meet Rob Kenney, who grew up without a father. That meant he missed out on learning those little everyday things. Well, to make sure that doesn’t happen to any other children, Kenney launched the “Dad, How Do I?” YouTube channel to share practical dad advice on everything from fixing a running toilet to ironing a dress shirt.’

Kenney now has two adult children of his own and said he just wanted to raise them right.

“My goal in my life was to raise good adults,” he said. “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.”

People love this idea and say that Kenney’s mission is incredibly thoughtful and heartwarming.

His videos are super informative, like how to unclog a bathtub drain:

And how to use a stud-finder:


And how to check the air pressure in your tires:


And, of course… how to tie a tie!


How cool is that? His YouTube channel is blowing up and we can only imagine it will become more and more popular. We could all use this type of sage advice from a father figure, even if our own dads were very present in our lives.

What did your dad or mom teach you as a child that has stuck with you? Any useful skills?

Let us know in the comments!