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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Three-Step Formula for Getting the Best from Fatherhood.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Being a father is an amazing experience. I know there is a tendency in our culture to make a distinction between being a father and a dad. I do not choose to placate such judgmental positions. Call me father, call me dad, whatever term you use does not define for me the sentiment of raising a boy or girl into a man or a woman.... [Read more...]

Distraction Can Kill Your Kids.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) For many of us life moves at 100mph, with our cellphone being the leading distraction since it is home to social media for most. Though many have demanding jobs that require a lot of tie as we try to make ends meet our distractions also account for more time than we realize. The phone has become an extension of the hand, and... [Read more...]

Three Negative Affirmations Every Dad Must Guard Against.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Someone much wiser than me once said, “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons and daughters”. Negative affirmation is the opposite of positive affirmation; it’s affirming something that is unproductive, un-needful and un-founded. There is no greater tragedy on this earth than a dad who uses negative affirmations as part... [Read more...]

The Type-A Mind-Set of Empowered Fathers.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Welcome to the empowerment mind-set, the requisite success tool for today’s father! Fatherhood demands our best effort. It requires of us complete commitment and resilience. The Type-A personality is competitive, outgoing and ambitious. We need Type-A fathers – fathers who will not buckle under fire, who will not be satisfied... [Read more...]

Who’s Your Daddy?

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The problems among young black males stem from many areas such as lack of opportunity, low self-esteem, living in a violent environment, drugs, etc. The root of the problem of black males may be the absence of the father in the black family. The relationship between the absent father and the problems of the young black male... [Read more...]

Father or Sperm Donor – Which Are You?

October 17, 2016 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Chinua Achebe, “We cannot trample upon the humanity of others without devaluing our own.” Fathers unless you have your house in order do not complain or ridicule your brother’s house. The Igbo, always practical, put it concretely in their proverb: Onye ji onye n’ani ji onwe ya: “He who will hold another down... [Read more...]

Three Reasons Why You Are Not In Your Child’s Life and What to Do About It.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) To be a dad is one of the greatest feelings in the world. To know that you are shaping the life of a human being in untold ways is phenomenal. As a single-dad life coach, I occasionally come across other dads who do not know the above feeling because they are absent from their child’s life. It’s no secret that a large majority... [Read more...]

The Alphabet of Fatherhood Can Be Awesome.

September 3, 2016 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Suggestions for new dads and dads that need to be re-energized to their responsibility as fathers. Fathers need to take advantage of community resources for several reasons: children need to be exposed to diverse learning opportunities like libraries, museums and cultural events. The language engagement between fathers and children... [Read more...]

Putting Your Teen on the Right Educational Track.

June 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Education, Fatherhood, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Teen years are tough enough on kids (and parents, too) without adding the pressure of getting good grades and being focused on a path that will lead to a fulfilling career. For some it’s not that hard to get into trouble on the way, particularly if you add in a learning disability or emotional or behavioral issues. The challenge... [Read more...]

Father – The Most Important Job a Man Will Have.

June 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As Fathers Day approaches, I would like to share some of the challenges, struggles, and the joys of being a father. From our child’s first step, to their first date a father’s relationship with his children is a very special one. The importance of a father’s role in shaping his children’s self-esteem is often underestimated. Our... [Read more...]

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