The term “You’re just like your dad” has been a common phrase used in reference to children to describe a similar behavior to that of their dad. When a child does something good, the phrase, “…just like my dad,” can be a welcoming tune. But what about when it is used negatively? For the child and the parent, this can be a challenging situation. But what if you don’t have a dad, or the dad is absent? Where then does a son get the discipline he needs to carry on throughout life, or a daughter get to see the examples of how a man treats a woman?
Father figures are everywhere, and, as the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child,” Unbeknownst to some, the teachings of fathers can be found in unexpected places. In Just Like my Dad, Coach Carl, a widower who lost his family in a car crash, struggles with his pain. Not having a child has left an enormous void in his life, and he has no idea it is about to be filled by four strangers. In this fictional adaptation, Just Like my Dad introduces a coach looking to teach, nurture, and guide the lives of four kids that are lacking the discipline they so desperately need. Can coach Carl and these four kids help each other to overcome the pain they are all experiencing? Follow them through their journey to find out if they are really up to the task.