Improving Relationships Between Fathers and Their Children Essay

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Our future is our children! Coaches, teachers, pastor, uncles, cousins are all considered mentors when they spend quality time around young children. I have always heard of the surrogate mother, but never the surrogate father. We need to take a look at how we can improve the relationships between fathers and their involvement in the education institutions of America. Some of the mentors mentioned above should be able to pass on knowledge of being a young man in today’s society. Well there is a reason for this pecking order and this important figure not being mentioned. All of the above can and will be a father figures, i.e., surrogate fathers to some young child during their lifetime. Every since I was old enough to remember, some …show more content…
I knew in my heart with the help of a father being there for the things that I was going to encounter, it would have helped me figure life lessons out. This is where my passion for fathers involvement, especially the educational process, comes to the forefront. Their involvement is what has led me to give back to today’s children. But also explore how effective is it for more fathers or male figure to involve themselves with today’s kids. It played a vital role in me avoiding a lot of the complications that young men run into today. Do more males contribute to school activities in suburban area versus urban area? Also what can we do to help change the perception of today’s custodial fathers? Are they more involved in the educational process of their children? Unfortunately economics play a big part in the involvement of parents, especially fathers. With the need to have to incomes to survive we are constantly seeing a decrease in males’ involvement in inner city schools. When my children went to Paige Elementary school, the participation of males played an important role in their learning process. You were able to see a big improvement in their self esteem when they had “Donuts for Dads”. This is what leads me to create a program for men called F.A.M.I.L.E. program. I often hear Denzel Washington mention how the Boys Club

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