Helping Dad With Social Media

10 Things To Remember When Your Dad Asks For Tech Help

As Father’s Day approaches, it’s time to bring out all your best dad stories. The time your dad built you a swing set, the time he took you to Disney World, the time — just yesterday — when he sent you an email asking how to make a smiley face with his keyboard.

Explaining Outlook every day gets old pretty quickly, but it’s important to remember that teaching you how to tie your shoes was just as repetitive. Our dads have given us a lot, so the least we can give them is an iTunes tutorial.

So when your dad is calling you at work to ask how to send a text for the 10th time…

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Remember all the time he’s taken over the years to teach you how to do things.


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If he thinks LOL means “lots of love…”

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Try to think back to a time when you were sure he never made mistakes.


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When you’ve spent the last three hours telling him how to set up the DVR…


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Remind yourself he’s done way harder things for you.


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Yes, he just sent you 20 selfies of his left eyebrow…


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But there have been plenty of times he’s embarrassed himself for you.


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Maybe you’ve been trying to convince him to upgrade from his flip phone for the last three years.

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Just remember he was always there for you with your first tech devices.


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He might ask if you’ve been “twitting” lately…


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But he’s always forgiven your little mistakes.


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If he wants to tell you about some cool new videos about a kid who bites his brother and another who likes turtles…

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Just listen. He’s had to go over a lot of information that was only new to you.

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Yes, he calls Facebook “The Facebook…”


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He’s probably just trying to relate to you.


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If he still sends chain e-mails that need to be forwarded ten times for good luck…

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Think about all the questionable plans you’ve come up with that he’s agreed to.


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Even if he signs all his texts “Love, Dad” just to make sure you know who sent it…


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Don’t judge. You are his kid, and you’re more like him than you might want to admit.

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