The Dad I Never Had

“Who would’ve thought I’d be the dad I never had.?” – Jay Z from Adnis

I’m fully invested and glad to be a dad. My daughter needs me.

Our Daughters Need Us.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator from Little Rock, Arkansas. Check him out on Instagram here.

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Addition by Subtraction

Spend quality time with your family AND with yourself.

Sometimes we are on edge because we haven’t made time to enjoy a personal habit, read a magazine or book, or just chill – alone.

Just the same, we want to spend more time with our kids, our spouses, our family.

We have to do both!

We have to dedicate time to our families and to ourselves. Even if that means eliminating other obligations. It’s math – Addition by Subtraction.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas. Check him out on Instagram here.

What Great Parents Say to Their Teenagers

  1. What do you think?
  2. How can I help you make this better?
  3. I have complete faith in you.
  4. Sorry, that was my fault.
  5. What did we learn from this that we can learn next time?
  6. I value your contribution.
  7. I welcome your input.
  8. You’ve done a great job this week!
  9. How could we do this even better?
  10. Thank you.

Parents, know that our children will make mistakes. It’s not a matter of “if”, it’s a matter of “when.”

It’s vital that we stay involved! When they fail, we have to make sure we are there for them with the appropriate response and consequence. They need us!

If we treat our children with regard and respect, sooner or later (probably later), they will respond with respectful and mature behavior.

God Bless.

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas. For more tips and insight, follow him on instagram @instagram.com/mauriceguestjr

The Laws of Physics and Your Beginning

The laws of physics make it impossible to have a brand new beginning. But, it is more than possible to create a brand new ending.

Opportunity comes to those who create it. Patience is a virtue, but don’t spend your entire career, your entire parenthood, your entire life – waiting for magic to happen. There is no magic.

There is only physics. Gravity, space, atoms, science.

Start where you are and use what you already have. Begin anew and create opportunity for you and your family.

God Bless.

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas. For more tips and insight, follow him on Instagram @instagram.com/mauriceguestjr