One man is stepping up to make Youtube videos for kids who don't have access to a physical "Father Figure" in their lives because he knows how it feels to not have one either growing up. In this world, it's a little crazy and a little scary if you don't know exactly how to get certain things done in adulthood.
Rob Kenney's painful past and his own search for God has enabled him to help others with absent parents.
Rob Kenney’s dad abandoned him and his seven siblings when he was just 14 years old. At a time when he was on the path to young adulthood, he had no father to guide him on the way. In an interview with Shattered Magazine, Kenney not only explains his heartbreaking experience as a young boy, but how seeking out God when his own marriage was in difficulty enabled him to forgive his dad just before his dad died in his 80s.
Now, with a wife of 29 years and two successful adult children — Kristine, 27, who works with kids, and Kyle, a software engineer — Kenney wants to pay it forward.
“My goal in life was to raise good adults — not good children, but good adults,” he explains.
The fact that his kids have both grown up and left the house left him thinking how he might help others. Quarantine was actually the perfect time for himto finally share some basic essentials for other kids who might be growing up in difficult circumstances — maybe they’ve lost a parent or have parents who are absent.
So the devoted dad set up a heart-warming YouTube channel called “Dad, How Do I?” — a channel that shares essential skills, from tying a perfect tie knot to the less glamorous, unclogging a sink.
“I want it to be about everyday tasks, but I also would like to pass along some of the wisdom I’ve learned along the way to encourage people,” adding, “I thought I was just going to be showing people how to do stuff, but it’s kind of resonating on a whole different level.”
I LOVE this idea! It's a great way to help kids who lack the "Father's" in their lives. Definitely check him out!