Thursday, September 21, 2023

Never Lose the Joy of Fatherhood.

October 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The venerable Ezra Taft Benson once wrote, Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth. It is a matter of desire, diligence and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. That ‘celestial kingdom’ is always the goal we seek as fathers: to see our children excel – to become they’re very best... [Read more...]

Statue of Octavius Valentine Catto Unveiled In Philadelphia, PA.

September 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Most Philadelphians are completely unaware of the significance of Octavius Valentine Catto in the history of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the nation. Catto like so many people of African descent in the US was deliberately excluded from the history books and historiography of this city, state and nation. Octavius Valentine... [Read more...]

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

Tweet ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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...]

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