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8 Times This Clever Dad Taught His Daughters To Not Settle For Less

A two-photo collage. The first shows a man standing in a crowd, looking back at the camera. Text on the image reads: “Celebrating my daughter’s culture eryday so she knows your dusty son better take the time to know more than hola & tacos.” The second photo shows that same dad sitting in a chair as he writes in a notebook. Text on the screen reads: “Taking responsibility for my feelings so my daughter knows your dusty son better not blame her for his anger.”

Like any good parent will tell you, it’s important to take the time and effort to raise kids that will one day grow up to be kind people. This is easier said than done, of course, making the topic popular to discuss on social media. In doing so, a trend called “No Dusty Sons” has gone viral, and it has moms sharing the ways they’re ensuring their sons will treat their future partners well. Now, this Dad is putting his own spin on it!

Eric Taylor, also known as girldad_e, doesn’t have any sons, but he does have girls, and he’s doing everything he can to make sure they don’t settle for someone who doesn’t treat them well. He does this through leading by example, and he shares details in humorous videos on TikTok. I’ve gathered some of the best ones below!

1. “Take responsibility and get better everyday, real love requires honesty and somebody to let you know when you wrong.”

@girldad_e You gotta recognize that you won’t act right all the time, but maybe you haven’t been called on it before. She’s gonna let you know when you ain’t doin it right my guy, so accept it and grow. Take responsibility and get better everyday, real love requires honesty and somebody to let you know when you wrong. Appreciate it, be humble, step up. Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad ♬ original sound – Bryan

2. “You ain’t gotta speak the whole language to learn more about the actual heritage, what things mean and why they matter.”

@girldad_e My girls are have Mexican and there is so much history and beauty in my lady’s culture. You ain’t gotta speak the whole language to learn more about the actual heritage, what things mean and why they matter. Take the time, read some books, attend events, appreciate more than just the food (which I know you do already) because there is a lot to a person especially in tradition my guy. Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad #mexican #mexico🇲🇽 #culture ♬ original sound – Bryan

3. “Not dissing watching YouTube to learn things, but learn it BEFORE you need it, especially essential skills like this.”

@girldad_e Not dissing watching YouTube to learn things, but learn it BEFORE you need it, especially essential skills like this. Maybe you were like me, didn’t have a dad to teach you these things, but there are certain skills that should be inherent. Learn, practice, and be responsible for the people in your life my guy. Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad ♬ original sound – Bryan

4. “Yes, pain and trauma from the past can resurface but it’s on you to address and attack them so they don’t control you. Steel your mind bro, you can’t blame anyone else for your actions or lack thereof.”

@girldad_e Your feelings come from within you my guy. Yes, pain and trauma from the past can resurface but it’s on you to address and attack them so they don’t control you. Steel your mind bro, you can’t blame anyone else for your actions or lack thereof. Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad ♬ original sound – Bryan

5. “I took responsibility for my future and stopped letting a nonexistent past control my present. You can do better my guy, don’t accept the lie.”

@girldad_e “Trying to be the best dad I never had” because I never met my father and for years that plagued me. Little did I know, I carried the disease and wasn’t taking the steps needed to heal. I took responsibility for my future and stopped letting a nonexistent past control my present. You can do better my guy, don’t accept the lie. Boss up, fix your wings and you’re gonna fly. Wanna know why? Because you get to decide who you become in this life. You decide what comes to pass. YOU . . . Not his dusty a** Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad #girldade #fatherhood #impostersyndrome #undustifying #change ♬ original sound – Bryan

6. “The kitchen is for singing, dancing, cooking, and all around quality time. It’s for the whole family, not just the woman’s job to feed the family.”

@girldad_e The kitchen is for singing, dancing, cooking, and all around quality time. It’s for the whole family, not just the woman’s job to feed the family. Getchu a legit apron, I love my Hufflepuff but sometimes you gotta switch it up. Cook somethin serve somethin my guy. Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad ♬ original sound – Bryan

7. “I will shake off every bit of dust everyday so she gets the best of me and I’m not a hindrance to her progress. Let’s be better men.”

@girldad_e Being a father is the greatest blessing in the world, but it can also be the scariest. I’m the first man in my daughter’s life, which means everything I do can and will reflect on how she thinks men should be and how she should be treated. I’m going to be a launching pad, a safe place where she is strong enough on her home to blast off into the stars ✨ I will shake off every bit of dust everyday so she gets the best of me and I’m not a hindrance to her progress. Let’s be better men. Will you be the one giving her dads issues or will she bring her issues to daddy? Offended? *Read caption below* #girldad ♬ original sound – Bryan

8. “Start it off fresh my guy — parenting and husbanding takes preparation”

@girldad_e

Start it off fresh my guy – parenting and husbanding takes preparation

♬ I Got 5 On It (Instrumental) – Luniz

The level of impact parents can have through leading by example can’t be overstated. While the content Eric makes is humorous and all in good fun, it’s also genuinely encouraging to see.

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