Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Man of the World's Greatest TV Dads Competition

My father was always the King of the Castle at our home - now my hubs has embraced his role of Head of Household...our kids definitely view him as the "World's Greatest Dad" - and he has the coffee mug and t-shirt to prove it! So what qualities does the World's Greatest Dad possess to achieve such acclaim? My kid's dad and my own dad share a number of critical attributes: caring, honesty, responsbility, character, sense of humor, unfailing faith in the spouse and kids, massive work ethic, and putting the family first above work. My father (Gordon) passed away 4 years ago, but a day doesn't go by without a moment or two spent in quiet reflection of what a wonderful, if somewhat dysfunctional, man he was and how much his love and parenting impacted me and my parenting style!

Our life can sometimes feel like a bad sitcom...but some of those TV dads could make you crazy! Father's Day is quickly approaching, and I'm in the mood for some online fun to reminese about all the TV and real dads we celebrate in June-

The best TV Dads become iconic - capturing the ideal of a generation and changing radically over the years. From Ward Cleaver to Bill Cosby to Phil Dunphy, Dads on television dispense advice, act goofy, hold down 9-to-5 jobs, and approach raising their children with attitudes ranging from indulgence to deep understanding and acceptance., a leading online resource for Dads has come up the "World's Greatest TV Dad" tournament just in time for Father's Day. This bracket-style competition will pit 32 favorite father figures from television against each other for an audience-voted run at the title: which character best represents the ideal American Dad and will reign supreme this year?

Through June 16, visitors can choose their favorite TV Dads from seeded pairings on Every Monday the next round of match-ups will be posted, and the field of contenders will be narrowed through the audience votes. The "World's Greatest TV Dad" will be announced just before Father's Day on Friday, June 17.

The pool of competitors were selected and seeded by the editorial team based up four criteria:
1. Shared household responsibilities
2. Relationship with children
3. Personal health/style/appearance
4. Work/family balance

In addition to voting for the winning Dad, wants Moms and Dads to weigh in on the attributes they believe make a good father and how this parenting paradigm has shifted over the last fifty years.

I've visited and participated - tell me your thoughts, too. What makes the dad(s) in your life the "World's Greatest" in your opinion?

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received promotional items to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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