Shortly after the iPad was released Jeff Sass wrote a great blog about iDad. iDad is a great parody on the value of a dad over an iPad and a fun little read. There is another great DAD moment that was captured in a post last night Who Dad published by Doriano “Paisano” Carta. Last year we saw a dad at a Phillies game catch a foul ball, hand it to his daughter who through it back and she got a huge hug (stupidly MLB pulled video). We even have dads who crawl into cribs to help their children go to sleep.
All these folks are DADvocates! A DADvocate is basically a dad above all else and everybody who contributes to or reads this site exhibits the qualities of DADvocateness!
DADvocates are a new generation of dads and I don’t think we have a great definition but I’ve undertaken a project to help define who we are and I need your help to complete the project.
The DADvocate Project consists of three phases:
- The Survey – this is an in-depth look at who you are and what you do. We discuss how much time you spend in the various areas of life including, family, finances, work, physical fitness and much more. We are publishing survey results as we go. You can read about the survey results in various posts on this blog.
- Interviews – The interviews will be the second phase of the DADvocate project. Interviews will go in-depth with some of the participants of the DADvocate survey. We will talk about experiences growing up, College, and work. We will ask about the best moments you have had with your children and how you spend your time trying to be the best dad you can be.
- Book – The final part of the DADvocate project will be a published book that tells the story of who we (dads) are and why we give all we give to being a parent, how that includes our work and our responsibilities to our wives and ourselves.
The DADvocate project could use your help. We need your input in the survey and interviews. We need participation from dads across the country and world. If you are would like to help please come over to TheDADvocateProject.com and complete the survey. If you would like to learn more about the project feel free to email me at kevin [at] metzgerbusiness [dot] com.
Finally to help provide incentive to participate in the survey we are running a series of contests. The contest this week provides the participants an opportunity to win a $10 Amazon gift card and an entry into the grand prize drawing for an iPad. The survey is 60 questions and you do have to leave an email at the end of the survey to be entered into the contests.