My Quest To Teach

August 29, 2013

Fathers Teach Your Daughters

Filed under: Uncategorized — William Jackson @ 3:38 am

 

I'am Powerful

I’am Powerful

A million fathers
needed to help raise
confident, intelligent,
positive, motivated and
stable young ladies.

Research has shown
that a father’s involvement
in the academic lives of
their children will last

beyond their childhood; in fact
their influence will expand well into the child’s
early adult lives (Rosenberg & Bradford, 2006).

Fathers have an accountability and responsibility
to teach their daughters that their bodies and minds
are not the place for temporary visitors, their
minds and bodies are temples that should be
respected, nurtured, protected and valued.
Their minds and bodies are not places for
chaos, confusion, torture, drugs and multiple
visits by multiple men and multiple ejaculations.

The duties of a father is to guide, teach, mentor,
provide correct discipline, offer support, engage
their daughters with high self esteem  and social
wisdom. National Center for Fathering Gallup
Poll 97% of children participants suggest that
fathers need to do more to be involved in the
education of their children. Children need to see
their fathers visiting their schools. As an educator
I hear girls state they wish their fathers’ would
visit them, to eat lunch and speak to teachers.
I see the pride and love girls have as their fathers
walk them to class, arrive to eat lunch with them
and provide hugs and kisses before they leave.
The United States is ranked in Math17th and
Science 24th “Barrington Irving: Teaching From
the Skies” Imagine how better our girls and
boys can be if fathers are more active and the
impact to our nation.

Education Is Powerful

Education Is Powerful

The media of this
nation seems to be
on a  mission to present
Women of Color as easy,
slezzy and only able to
be successful if they
sleep and sleaze their
way to success and fame.
The current television
programs, movies and
sitcoms seem intent on
showing Women and
Girls of color that their
status or existence is only
elevated by the value of
material items and
that being happy is

determined by following
the carnal laws and teachings that would demean
woman, particularly Women and Girls of Color.

What has happened when girls are dressed up like
they are two or three times their age and it is cute to
cuss and perpetrate being older? Looking at Miley
Cyrus what father would promote her activities in
the entertainment industry.
There is a fine line between cute and pretty and sleazy
and sexually suggestive. The use of Social Media is
showing more girls that they are violent, sexually
promiscuous and verbally violent with profanity.
The hurtful observation is the media makes it look
glamorous and acceptable, but the truth is that it
makes girls look cheap and unmarketable as scholars,
business leaders, intellectuals and responsible.
The absence of fathers as models and being pro-
active teachers is seen in schools and churches.

There was a time when fathers taught their girls to be
lady like, to be intellectually quiet, socially polite,
cordial and learning social graces that allow girls to
create the perceptions of social acceptance.
Girls must be taught the skills, abilities, wisdom,
strength to compete when it comes to being successful
in a competitive world.

This school year, schools across this nation need
a million fathers to support their children. Fathers,
grand-fathers, uncles, step-fathers and other men
in communities, and those of the clergy are allowing
schools to be closed in our nation’s cities.
Demographics are showing that more schools are
closing in Communities of Color. This should be
un-acceptable for fathers because closing schools
decreases the value of neighborhoods, homes and
even religious institutions.
Are Men of Color so mentally and emotionally
castrated that they cannot volunteer at their children’s
schools, chaperone field trips, eat lunch at least five
times a month, attend parent/teacher meetings and
school board meetings?

Volunteering Dads

Volunteering Dads

I’m sure that I’m
preaching to the
choir, but this needs
to be told for children’s
sake. Women are rising
in the poverty statistics
of this nation and in order
to compete need to obtain
a quality education.
President Obama has stated
that, “the best antipoverty
program is a quality education.”
Fathers support your
children’s education.
Fathers of Color are quick to state..“that is my son or
daughter” when awards are given out, scholarships
are awarded, athletic accomplishments are recognized,
but what about supporting the most important part of
the educational process   LEARNING!!!!

Classroom discipline issues are on the rise, the school
to prison pipe line is flooding like the pipes of crude oil
flowing from the Middle East to the United States. In each
case billions of dollars are being made. Children of Color
are worth more in the prison systems than they are in the
educational systems. Slavery is still strong and growing
in the 21st century. Even as the March on Washington has
shown there are still injustices, People of Color especially
fathers need to be proactive and involved.

The Million Man Marches, the Million Father initiatives,
the Save Our Sons Inc., National Men Make A Difference
Day for Academic Success (Dr. Michael A. Robinson)
and others are important, they set a tone for improvement,
but these have to be sustained and supported by the
community as a whole. There are hundreds of thousands
of Fathers of Color doing the “Right Thing,” but there
needs to be “Millions of Fathers of Color” doing more.

Fathers need to be reading to children, sharing
wisdoms of life, mentoring and taking children to libraries,
visiting museums, and attending cultural events.
Daughters, step-daughters, grand-daughters and nieces
need the wisdom of the men in their lives. If men don’t
take the time to teach their daughters the streets will.

In the spirit of Fatherly solidarity:
Every Father and Every Man in America Should
Take A Child to School on the First Day of School!!!

The upcoming State of the Black Parent will be in
Philadelphia in July/August 2014.
http://www.stateoftheblackparent.org/

Parents nationwide are encouraged to attend this

event celebrating parents and providing a platform for
discussion, dialogue, solutions and proactive engagement
to support and strengthen families.

Resources:

State of The Black Parent – Summer 2014
http://www.stateoftheblackparent.org/

Black Teen Empowerment Radio – Anti Poverty Initiative
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackteenempowermentradio/2011/01/30/president-obama-says-the-best-anti-poverty-program

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