Name: Trevor Burns | City: Atlanta, GA | IG: @BoAintShit
What does being a father mean to you?
Being a father not only to my kids but to my nieces and nephews means the world to me. For my family I know it’s on me to set the standard & raise the bar , so I can shift my family into a different direction not just financially but mentally as well . I know they look to me to keep everything together & that’s what I’m doing and continuing to do!!
Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.
I’ve never met my biological father a day in my life but my mother placed me with my grandfather & he showed me and taught me things I will forever be grateful for. He preached to me the importance of morals, principles, respect, leadership, reputation & showed me without words how to love your family. Everything he did molded me into who I am.
What things did you take from your experience growing up into your own fatherhood journey?
My responsibility became clear, after I had my first daughter, I was no longer living for myself. I knew I couldn’t slip cause I would wear it if I did, I had to learn how to manage my time. I just knew I had to always be there no matter what.
Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey?
Fatherhood for me has been great, not too many obstacles but having kids with multiple women has been challenging at times but good for the most part.
What advice would you give others new on their fatherhood journey?
1. (If you can) have kids with one woman & if you have kids with multiple women, always treat your kids mothers with respect no matter what. It’s not always easy being the bigger person but believe me keeping the peace is a lot better than arguing
2. Get your child legitimatize you have no rights if you’re not married
3. Time goes by fast so cherish and embrace every moment
4. If you’re single don’t introduce nobody you’re not serious with to your child, meeting your child should be an honor. They shouldn’t see a revolving door of people you date.
5. Give your child your best, they deserve it!!
If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?
I ain’t mad at cha lol.
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