The dads of Twitter have some of the funniest stories and belly-aching jokes to share with us from their everyday family lives. So we here at Bored Panda thought it’d be the perfect way to brighten up your day. You’re bound to relate to a lot of these parenting posts if you’re raising any munchkins of your own at home. Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

Psst, after you’re done scrolling through this list and upvoting your fave dad tweets, check out our earlier posts about hilarious fatherhood tweets right here.

Bored Panda wanted to learn more about being a dad and the challenges that it presents, so we reached out to the Fatherhood Institute, the UK's fatherhood think-and-do-tank and one of the most respected fatherhood organizations on Earth. Dr. Jeremy Davies told us that what children need more than anything is your time. "And time can be hard to find, if you’re focused on earning money—which is part of what you need to do as a parent, but only part of it. So finding time when you’re out at work is the biggest challenge," he said. Read on for the rest of Dr. Davies' insights.

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BoredPundits
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3 months ago

Gold!

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3 months ago

Glad you asked for context

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"Make it double!"

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According to Dr. Davies from the Fatherhood Institute, the trick for new dads is to find ways of organizing their lives so they get to do "a good chunk of the hands-on caring" early on. "If that’s tough because of the job you do, maybe there are ways you can tweak your working week to free up more time? If not, and that feels like a problem, maybe you need to think about a different career?" the expert mused.

He advised new dads to get "stuck in" and help out with the childcare. "Don’t hang back like she’s the boss," he said. "Men are biologically primed to look after children, just like women are, and practice makes perfect. If mum seems better at this stuff, it’s almost certainly because she does more of it. The more you do the better you get."

So if you want to get better at changing nappies, bathing your child, putting them to bed, singing to them, and reading bedtime stories, you have to carve out the time to do so. There are no shortcuts. "That’s how you’ll build the bond with your baby, and from that you’ll build a wonderful, lifelong relationship with him/her."

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3 months ago

This should be higher up!

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3 months ago

That baby have tough life, I feel sorry for him

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3 months ago

Oh dang

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Fatherhood is absolutely a blessing. But there’s no easy way to say this—your life _will_ change. For the better, of course. But there will be plenty of new challenges. Financial, for starters. However, something as simple as getting enough sleep or alone time with your partner might just quickly become your number one priority. That’s why you’ve got to learn to use every moment that your children are asleep or out of the house. Life doesn’t have to stop when you’re a dad; but you’ll have to adapt.

Even though we like to think of our dads as superheroes who can do anything, they’re as human as anyone else. And fatherhood isn’t done in isolation: you have to know how to work as a team.

Coming up with a system where dads share the responsibilities of caring for their kids with their partners by taking turns means everyone can get some much-deserved rest. And once you've made childcare a part of your daily routine, it's way easier on you because it's now a habit.

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3 months ago

How can you know that? You haven't seen him

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

If he's telling you the short version...

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3 months ago

True dat

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Dads also have to learn to reach out and ask for help when they’re struggling. Ask your family members, your grandparents, your friends, and coworkers to babysit once in a while so you can recharge if you have to.

Parenting’s a marathon, not a sprint. And, even though we might feel alone and utterly knackered sometimes, it really does take a whole village to raise a child, so we need to learn to be humble and ask for support.

Once you’re recharged and amped up about parenting after some R&R, you can go back to being the best dad that you can be. Playing with Legos? Check. Reading bedtime stories that you’re enjoying as much (if not more) than your kid? Check. Monkeying about on the monkey bars in the playground? Check. Fighting the monster hiding under your kid’s bed? Check!

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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3 months ago

Dad's joke level maximum. Great sense of humor.

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Brett
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3 months ago

Lol

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3 months ago

Bacon Popsicle. What a great name!

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If it took you a pandemic to realise this you need to go back to school yourself.

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BoredPundits
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3 months ago

That's adorable!

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3 months ago

Lol

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3 months ago

Makes sense

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Christian Bradshaw
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3 months ago

Kids are fun, aren't they?

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Mark Serbian, PK&RG,W
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3 months ago

That's mean/devious/awesome

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

I have a video of my daughter going through my underwear drawer and putting on about 20 or so pairs all over herself including around her neck like a necklace and on her head lol.

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Something
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3 months ago

Get her a puppy.

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Anne
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3 months ago

Well trained though..

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago

But, isn't that true?

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago

There is a logic, when you think about it

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Ruth Mayfly
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3 months ago

That does actually sound somewhat cool.

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Aleksandra Elias
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3 months ago

I thought the second part starts when you can leave your children alone at home without worrying about them dying

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Brett
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3 months ago

That escalated quickly

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago

Epic!

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Christian Bradshaw
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3 months ago

Well doing it BEFORE they fell over would be irresponsible!

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Katherine Boag
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3 months ago

Eh sometimes it isnt so much growing up as developing undiagnosed mental illnesses, ask me how i know

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Paizleypie
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3 months ago

😂 Peppa Pig

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