Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 94 of The New Family Podcast where we talk to a dad who is inspiring others to rise above their role models.
New dad and fellow podcaster Jama’l Chukueke joins us on the show for this episode. When he became a father in early 2015, Jama’l embarked on a journey to learn as much as he could about being a good father, seeking the advice of dads he knew and admired. Realizing that other dads were likely in search of this same wisdom, Jama’l decided to create an ongoing dialogue through his podcast and website, Diversity Dad. Today he’s determined to be a beacon of light for dads in the African American and Latino communities to overcome the negative way they’re portrayed in the media while accepting some responsibility for this reputation and rising to the occasion as dads. This often involves striving to do better than their own fathers, who may not have been consistently present during their upbringing.
Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Jama’l.
Jama’l’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“To be engaged. With starting a new career and being newly married and being away from my family and having all these others things that I can focus on and drawing energy from you. You get home and, wow, I just want to lie down. But you get that energy from your gut or wherever you you get your second gear, to be engaged in your child’s life. That speaks volumes. You may not see it tomorrow or three months from now, but it’s those memories from that energy that you give to them, they’ll take for a lifetime.”
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