Here's 'How To Dad,' According To A Cheerios Commercial

07/23/2014 11:49 am ET
  • Sarah Barness Huffington Post Trends and Digital Innovation editor. Writer, Artist Extraordinaire

Parenting advice comes from all over. From your own parents, the books, everyone who has ever had a baby... And now, a cereal box?

In a new commercial for Peanut Butter Cheerios by Tribal Worldwide in Toronto, a fast-talking, do-it-all father shows you exactly "how to dad." He builds forts, tells hilarious jokes, plays dress up, and of course, serves his kids Peanut Butter Cheerios.

"Because being a dad is awesome, just like new Peanut Butter Cheerios are awesome," says "Dad" at the end of the ad. "That's why it's the official cereal of dadhood. And this, this my friends, is how to dad."

Of course, there really isn't one way "to dad," but no matter how you do it, Actor Dad reminds you, your kids will always look up to you ... because you're taller.

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  • And you learn how to put your compassion into action... and be all cute and matchy-matchy while doing it. (Photo courtesy of Andy Miller)
  • 2 You Get To Meet All Their Cool Friends
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  • They never mind sharing their friends (or cookies) with you. (Photo courtesy of Jerry Mahoney)
  • 3 You Learn The Colors Of The Rainbow Before All The Other Kids
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  • Also, PARADES!!! (Photo courtesy of Henry Amador-Batten)
  • 4 You Can Step On All The Cracks You Want
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  • And grow up just as loving and respectful towards women as any kid with a mom. (Photo courtesy of Brent Almond)
  • 5 You Get The Best Cuddles
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  • Complete with tickly beard kisses. (Photo courtesy of Jere & Andrew Lorenzen-Strait)
  • 6 They Went Through A LOT To Become Your Parents
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  • Regardless of how you became a family, you can rest assured you were wanted and planned for — sometimes long before you were even born. (Photo courtesy of Brian Copeland)
  • 7 You May Not Be Biologically Related, But The Resemblance Is Uncanny
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  • Even if it’s not, there’s never any question whose kid you are. (Photo courtesy of Scott Thomas)
  • 8 You Travel In Style… And With Options
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  • It’s not extra clothing. It’s a wardrobe change. (Photo courtesy of Silvio & Jeff Weisner)
  • 9 They Teach You About Patriotism…
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  • Families with gay dads are as grateful for their freedom as any other Americans. And I mentioned how much we love parades, right? (Copyright Kate Adamick /Photo courtesy of the DeOliveira Scappaticci family)
  • 10 …And Equal Rights For Everybody .
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  • Someday soon, families with gay dads will be equally American in every sense. Until then, the march continues. Please hold hands. (Copyright Kate Adamick /Photo courtesy of the DeOliveira Scappaticci family)
  • 11 Every Day (Month, Year, Etc.) Is A Celebration
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  • They never grow tired of showing how much they love you. Or throwing a party. (Photo courtesy of 2Dads+4)
  • 12 You Learn Important Life Skills At An Early Age
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  • What?!? It’s a SMOOTHIE. (Photo courtesy of Jon Kinyon & Rick VanDerSnick)
  • 13 You May Not All Be The Same Color, But You Always Match
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  • And you may all have different personalities, but there’s no doubt you’re family. (Photo courtesy of Monroe Moore)
  • 14 Luckiest Daddy’s Girl EVER
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  • Double the daddies, double the doting. (Photo courtesy of Jere & Andrew Lorenzen-Strait)
  • 15 Never A Lack Of Sparkle
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  • And never a lack of reasons to accessorize. (Photo courtesy of Earl Fenwick Jr)
  • 16 You Learn About Giving Back To The Community
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  • 17 They Stick With You, Even Through The Zombie Apocalypse
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  • 18 You Get To See The World From New Heights
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  • Multi-purpose shoulders: to cry on, to lean on, to rise above it all. (Photo courtesy of Seth Taylor)
  • 19 THEY ROCK
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  • Plus you get a strong foundation of love, acceptance and self-confidence. (Photo courtesy of Tom McMillen-Oakley)
  • 20 They Teach You All About Superheroes…
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  • 21 …And Introduce You To Real Ones
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  • Including powerful, wonderful women. (Get it? Because she’s Wonder Woman!) (Photo courtesy of Brent Almond)
  • 22 You Get To Be In Your Parents’ Wedding…
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  • Experience the joy of seeing the two people that love you most promise to be your family forever. (Photo courtesy of Brad Letson & Brad Benton)
  • 23 …Which Is Always FABULOUS
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  • Sorry, I tried to get through the list without using the word “fabulous.” But seriously, how could I resist here? (Photo courtesy of Brad & Nick Schlaikowski)
  • 24 You Always Feel Safe
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  • And when you don’t, see number 5. (Photo courtesy of Silvio & Jeff Weisner)
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