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Fatherhood: I am my brother’s keeper

February 18, 2014

Helpful tips for fathers and men who want to become fathers

by Morris Turner

I received a wonderful gift recently which I think is very timely and will be of value to all parents, especially fathers.

Superhero b'day party for Morris Turner's grandchildren Marcelo, Amay, Isaiah
It’s a superhero birthday party for Morris Turner’s grandchildren, Marcelo, Amay and Isaiah.
Bill Clark, president of the Sonoma County Chapter of 100 Black Men, presented me with a much appreciated copy of “Dare to Be Extraordinary: A Collection of Positive Life Lessons from African American Fathers.” The book, which reflects the motto of the organization, “What they see is what they will be,” was written by Leslie M. Gordon and William K. Middlebrooks.

Here is a brief overview of the book and contact information, should you decide to purchase a copy.

“Dare to Be Extraordinary: A Collection of Positive Life Lessons from African American Fathers” is a journey of triumph. At its core, this inspiring book is about positive examples of bold, courageous parents set by loving, present African American fathers who raised their children to become extraordinarily successful adults.

It recognizes and honors the wisdom and teachings of fathers passed down to both sons and daughters. Each poignant story provides a roadmap to success for families and individuals from all walks of life.

For more information, please contact bill@extraordinaryfathers.com or call (248) 910-3060. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Bill Clark for his thoughtfulness in sharing this resource with all of us.

Morris Turner is the father of two sons, ages 39 and 35. Over the past 45 years he has worked with children and young people in a variety of settings, including as preschool teacher, career counselor, family mentor and sports coach. He is also an author and recognized researcher in the area of African American settlement in the United States, but his greatest pleasure today is learning to be a good grandpa. He can be reached at missnpages@comcast.net or by calling (707) 794-0729.

 

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