Posts in category "Fatherhood"

A family that stands for nothing, falls for anything; What are your family's core values?

A family that stands for nothing, falls for anything; What are your family's core values?
A family that stands for nothing, falls for anything. What are your family’s core values? That was the question I posed to people at the Soulful Chicago Book Fair 2016, a premier book fair for Chicago authors of color.  It was the first book fair for my newly released parenting guide, “Raising Hell or Raise... Read more »

Jesse Williams' Speech at the BET Awards: A Black Parent's Perspective

Jesse Williams' Speech at the BET Awards: A Black Parent's Perspective
I don’t do BET often. In fact, it had been close to a decade since I watched the network channel. I felt I grew out of it, put away childish things and settled on networks like OWN and the History Channel. But last night was an exception. The BET Awards was doing a Prince tribute... Read more »

This Blog vs. that Book

This Blog vs. that Book
I’m guilty as charged.  I sacrificed the upkeep of this blog to finish writing a book; a parenting book that is, aptly named Raising Hell or Raise Them Well. My feverish quest to complete the thing forced me to keep this blog in semi-limbo. But I’ve been writing and rewriting this book for well over... Read more »
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Let's Celebrate, National Be Kind to Black Men Day

Let's Celebrate, National Be Kind to Black Men Day
Given the state of our national affairs, I propose a new holiday, “National Be Kind to Black Men Day”. Why? It seems like Black men are the new target in America. Oh! let me take that back. They aren’t the new target,  They have always been the target. But we’re in the new millennium, so... Read more »

"And you can kiss my..." If talking it out doesn't work, write a letter

This is for all you bickering, arguing, in yo’ face, door slamming, silent treatment, name calling, Facebook /Twitter trolling, nasty texting, hanging up, finger pointing, silent treatment parents out there who keep up the Daddy/Mama  drama, instead of working out your parenting disagreements. If talking it out doesn’t work… Write a letter. Sometimes you can’t... Read more »

Father and son relationships: Boy brought to tears over Dad's approval [VIDEO]

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On the Today Show, a boy breaks down as his father expresses his pride in his son’s performance in school. What positive thing has your parent ever said to you or about you that brought you to tears?     Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Type your email... Read more »
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African-American parents hold it down in Englewood

African-American parents hold it down in Englewood
 In light of all the negative reports about our violent Chicago neighborhoods, one reporter is making sure the good news gets the light of day. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker interviews African-American parents in Englewood who are making a positive difference in the lives of their children in the midst of the turmoil. Good law abiding ... Read more »

Core Values: Fathers who pass them down

Core Values: Fathers who pass them down
In a time when good fathering has become a precious commodity, it’s gratifying to know that some dads get it right. Raising Hell: Rearing your kids without core values or honorable expectations. Raising Them Well: Passing down positive values from generation to generation. A parent friend of mine Nile Gossett, shared with me his brand... Read more »

"Daddy, are you there?" 10 Ways Noncustodial fathers can help raise their kids

"Daddy, are you there?" 10 Ways Noncustodial fathers can help raise their kids
Raising Hell: Being an absentee father Raising Them Well: Being there even when you can’t always be there. Ways noncustodial fathers can help raise their children: Establish a united front with the other parent – especially in front of your children. Be on one accord regarding discipline, goals etc.. Kids pick up on divisiveness. It leads... Read more »
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    I pursued a satisfying career in the advertising industry, served as a volunteer mentor and parent educator at my two (now grown up) sons' schools and have actually stayed happily married for over a quarter of a century. However, my most gratifying achievement was raising my sons well. I'm not saying there wasn't a little bit of hell raising going on, but you live and learn. Now I'm passing the knowledge on to you. My goal is to turn these nuggets of wisdom into reference books for parents.

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