Dads and Babies Flash Mob Introduces Ji’Kinam: Brotherhood of Dads

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Denver dads took to the streets with babies in tow on Saturday to celebrate fatherhood with a father's day flash mob.

We ultimately want to bring all of our “brothers” into the fold so that failure as a father is no longer an option. Our mission? Making the world a better place for all our children.

On June 11 at 1:15pm in Denver, Colorado, more than a hundred dads proudly holding their babies (no women over 2’ tall allowed) very enthusiastically celebrated their own fatherhood and growing sense of brotherhood, or Ji’Kinam. You’ve never seen anything like it.

“It’s time to celebrate fatherhood in America,” said Chuck Ault, flash mob organizer. “We want to re-focus this Father’s Day on the best of us, the millions of dads stepping up no matter what, and bring some needed respect to fatherhood,” he added.

“We want to declare it's time for the trashing of fathers to stop, especially of our own fathers and grandfathers, who would've relished opportunities to be a big part of their children’s lives as much as we do,” said Greg Bishop, founder of Boot Camp for New Dads. “We find that connecting with other dads helps us do our best, and so we are reaching out to all fathers.

“It’s good and it’s going to get a lot better. The more contact we have with our babies, the more our natural instincts to protect and care for them reawaken. The more of us men on the job for our kids, the more our younger brothers and their friends will follow. We ultimately want to bring all of our “brothers” into the fold so that failure as a father is no longer an option. Our mission? Making the world a better place for all our children,” Bishop said.

”The research and evidence all around us clearly demonstrates the huge benefits to children when their dads are really there. America needs some good news during these turbulent times, and it is time not only to celebrate but look forward to great progress in the future as these men continually raise the bar for the next guy in line,” he added

Ault clarified, “Of course, being guys, the flash mob was an excuse to have some fun with our babies, show them a little more of the world, and score some points with mom.”

The event introduced Ji’Kinam: Brotherhood of Dads. “We were looking for a name to reflect our sense of brotherhood,” said Ault, “and we recently found it in a Native Canadian village where we helped set up workshops for new fathers. We learned from this traditional village’s dads how fatherhood has worked for millenniums - men working together- and that drums are a great tool for calming a fussy baby. Ji’Kinam is their name for brother.”

Learn more about Ji’Kinam: Brotherhood of Dads at http://www.DadsAdventure.com.

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