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January 28, 2020

Dad of the Week – Dennis Tyson

Dad of the Week

Every week we spotlight a great dad within one of our Fathering Together Communities to share some of their experiences with you!

Dennis Tyson

Dennis Tyson is from Rochester, New York where he is a truck driver and raising 1 amazing daughter.

1. What was your first reaction when you found out that you were going to be a father?

I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited because we waited for so long.

2. When you knew you were going to be a father of a daughter, who or where did you turn to for advice?

My brother, he has two daughters

Dennis Tyson

3. How would your kids describe you as a dad?

Since she is currently one and a half, she would say I am awesome! Lol

4. What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?

Learning to put her first!

Dennis Tyson

5. Looking back on your life as a father, what would you change if you could?

Just the wait for how long it took.

6. What do you do for fun with your daughter(s)?

We play with her toys!

7. What advice would you give to other dads with daughters?

Be the best that you can be. Don’t try to be someone you’re not.

Dennis Tyson

8. How have you come to balance fatherhood and outside life?

I have come to realize that at her age I don’t really have an outside life.

9. What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a father?

All of her firsts!

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Christopher Lewis


Christopher is the co-founder of Fathering Together and the Chief Information Officer. He is the father of 2 daughters that are now in their tweens and teens. He started Dad of Divas, a blog to share his own personal experiences in being a father in 2007 and in 2018 started the Dads With Daughters Facebook Group to allow dads to connect, learn and grow together. He works in Digital Media on a daily basis, but also has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration.

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