#1000FearlessFathers: Alvin Smith Talks Helping His Children Navigate Life and Thanks His Father

Name: Alvin Smith | City: Chicago | Instagram: @alvin.smith.397

What does being a father mean to you?

Being present and accountable to help my children navigate through life

Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.

My Father represented the true meaning of parenthood. Always there to correct me when I swayed off the path to success. Stern but loving. Respectful but always challenging me to do my best. A dapper gentleman and a loving husband to my Mom.

What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?

Listen to your children and be respectful but always letting them know how their decisions will impact their life

If you wanted to write a quick note to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would it be?

Thank you loving me unconditionally. Thanks for the courage you’ve shown through the years.

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