Dad's Cute Moves on Hidden Camera Surprise Mom

A popular new hidden-camera video has captured a dad joining his daughter for a rocking Katy Perry dance party.

According to the description on the YouTube video, which has been viewed more than 730,000 times, mom Rujeana planted a camera in her living room in order to catch her kids’ cutest moments to share with their grandma. What she found instead was just how adorable her husband is when she’s away.

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The video begins with Rujeana’s older daughter, pompoms in hand, getting ready to dance to Katy Perry’s song “E.T.” as her baby sibling watches on from the Jumperoo. As the song begins, Dad walks in the room holding a basket of laundry, but as soon as he hears the music, he joins in the fun. That’s when a serious — and seriously adorable — dance party ensues.

Psychotherapist Amy Morin, author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, says this dancing dad is doing everything right. “Entering into your child’s world is a great way to connect,” she says. “Whether you’re dancing, playing dress-up, or building with blocks, joining your child in having fun sends a positive message. Playing and spending time together doesn’t always have to be about learning. It can be about building a positive relationship, too.”

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And these moments of pure fun come in handy during the more serious times, too. “Discipline techniques, like time-out, are more effective when kids have plenty of time-in,” Morin says.

It’s impossible to know if dance parties are a regular occurrence in this house or just a daddy-daughter secret, but Morin says that if mom Rujeana takes a different approach to parenting, that’s just fine. “It’s normal for each parent to relate to a child in different ways,” she says. “Different relational styles and approaches to parenting can teach kids how to connect to people in different ways. It shows them there are lots of ways to communicate, interact, and engage with others.”

Safe to say we think this dad has found his calling!

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