One of the main elements of being a good parent, whether you're a mom or dad, is putting in the work. But what if your dad never did?
If pops wasn't there to give advice or be a sounding board, what kind of dads do these fully grown men become?
Meet a father who has the perfect answer to that question.
His name is Damien Bulluck.
He's the father to two super cool kids and lives in New York.
Although his dad wasn't around while he was growing up, he's hands-on when it comes to raising his kids.
What's his magic secret?
"The biggest misconception about being a father is that you have to be tough. I think you have to be soft when it requires it. Most men can be tough when the time requires, but like be soft knowing that they get better results so that it requires a different sort of understanding. That's actually a very difficult thing." — Damian Bulluck
He explains more in this video, an intimate peek into his life as a father.