Rules For Being a Father






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1. Promise less, prove more


2. Even if you don't love the mother of your child, respect her at all times


3. Be the proof that real men exist. That way your daughter won't give up on being found by one, causing her to settle for less. And your son will identify with something of substance, rather than what's sold by the media


4. Lead by example, meaning your actions. Those don't lie


5. Earn your respect before you start demanding it


6. Don't teach your sons that being a man whore is something to be proud of. There's nothing admirable about cheating on a female that's being loyal to you


7. Sending money may make you a provider, but investing yourself makes you a parent


8. Swallow your pride, be the bigger person, bite the bullet...if that's the only way to be in your child's life, be willing to do it. It's not about what you deserve, it's about what your children deserve


9. Teach your sons how to pray. The world will teach him that he's supposed to always have it figured out, but there will be times he'll cry because he doesn't. And he'll need to know how to pray


10. Be the kind of man you'd want in a guy who's asking for your daughter's hand in marriage

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  1. As I truly love the extraordinary work and feat of Dr. King, I must first say, that the picture chosen is indeed exemplary and complimentary to your “Rules For Being a Father”. With that being said, your rules “should” by the back-pocket, checklist (and really, maybe it should be…hand-book of some sort) for many dads out there who are in great need of defining what it means to be a father. So, fist-pump to you; a man who knows and with a “voice” that denotes a true distinction.

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  2. Sending money may make you a provider, but investing yourself makes you a parent….Thanks Derrick you wil never know but reading your staff has change me as a man.

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  3. This is an amazing message. I like the impact you have on influencing men to be better. Fathers have a major impact on their children’s lives. What is sad this new generation doesn’t know what the definition of a real father because they don’t have one.

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