Dad jokes are usually wholesome, corny puns . . . and because they're so soft, they're sometimes criticized for being stupid and lame. But a new study says that "dad jokes" actually have a positive effect on kids' development.
The researchers say that when fathers embarrass their children with unfunny jokes, it teaches them how to overcome awkwardness. Seriously . . . pushing your kids' limits on how much embarrassment they can handle shows them that embarrassment is common, and not a big deal.
So keep repeating the same old stale puns, year-in and year-out . . . it's your DUTY to your kids. Like this one: "Your mom asked me if you kids were spoiled. And I told her, 'No, I think most kids smell that way!'"
(The British Psychological Society) (For more dad jokes, hit up @DadSaysJokes on Twitter.)