They teach their kids how to play catch.
If there's one thing every TV dad teaches their kid—even if said kid has no interest in sports—it's how to toss a ball back and forth. Alas, Lt. Data didn't have much luck teaching his daughter Lal how to play catch on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sometimes, hand-eye coordination just isn't in the cards for a young offspring. But, hey, you can't say Data—or almost any dad for that matter—didn't try!
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