How To Get From Great Dad To Super Dad

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I am a man.

1. Put your children’s  interests first, always.

If you have some habits that are not conducive to your good health, continuing to engage in them is not in the best interest of your children.
2. Protect Your Family

This in one of the main responsibilities of being a Dad. Start with safety.

Teach them good safety habits, and set a good example by using your seatbelt, school them on respecting fire and water, and the perils of drug and alcohol.

Protect them financially by obtaining and maintaining health and dental benefits. Never hand Mom out to dry.

3. Spend Ample Time With Your Children

We all come home from work tired and looking to relax. And no one expects you to head  out to the backyard or park for a game of touch football or hide and seek.

But you can have dinner together and discuss their day.

Or watch a family TV show together.

Ask to see or help them with homework.

Or just have talk hour. Be sure and tell them about your day (kids find some of the mundane characters and situations you encounter amusing). Make Thursday night Pizza night (Mom will love this too) Have pizza delivered, pop in a movie and enjoy. Even better go out for pizza….if it’s nice weather and the restaurant is close, walk together.

If you are not in the same household, you can still have quality time outside of the prearranged visits.

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Black People, Chess Isn’t Checkers

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When I was in the 5th grade, during our recess period the school gave us chess boards for us to play with.  I would always compete with my white classmates.  The challenge of figuring out how a person was going to respond to how I moved a piece and strategizing attacks specific to a piece’s power fascinated me to no end (I still love a good game of chess by the way).

While the other black children wanted to play basketball or to jump rope, I chose chess matches.

When I was a child, my father used to teach me how to figure out the psychology of people’s motives and the science behind how they act on them.  While most kids were watching Disney movies or after-school cartoons–which I still watched at times, dad had me reading books and watching documentaries about the civil rights movement and different wars throughout…

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