Name: Adesola Fadeyi | City: Dallas, TX | IG: @dr.swola
What does being a father mean to you?
Being the pastor of your household. The leader, the provider, the protector. The Hero. A father must lay his life down for his family.
Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.
My father was a very typical strict Nigerian man. Our relationship wasn’t the best for some time but we have grown to be the best of friends. My father was a man of discipline. He ensured as men we would be able to handle anything that life threw our way.
What things did you take from your experience growing up into your own fatherhood journey?
I agree in if you spare the rod then you spoil the child. So I will incorporate proper discipline and correction to help my children grow with respect and honor. What I will do different from my father is I will communicate with them about their discipline. I would prefer to have my kids want to talk to me.
Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?
Many obstacles but it’s all a learning opportunity.
What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?
Keep being intentionally present and enjoy every minute. Also continue to learn how to learn something new everyday.
If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?
Thank you for all you have ever sacrificed for my brothers and I! Thank you for raising us the way you did!
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