The answer to this question is a resounding “yes” according to a Forbes.com Â article posted on May 31st.Â It’sÂ was said that those dads that spendÂ aÂ substantial amount ofÂ quality time with their childrenÂ tend to be more educated.Â And the trend held true across all racial groups, which I think is the most important part of the study cited in the article.Â
But here’s what they dont say, so I’m going to say it:Â education = reading.Â There I said it.Â It makes sense doesn’t it?Â Educated people, blackÂ or whiteÂ read.Â They read books, magazines, blogs, manuals, you name it – educated people read.Â Reading (and writing) is what makes people educated in the first place.Â True knowledge is in the written word.Â IfÂ someone wants to be a better dad there are hundreds of books out thereÂ to help.Â IfÂ someone wants to learn how to change the spark plugs inÂ their 1985 Nissan Stanza,Â there are books that can tellÂ that personÂ how.Â I’m a big supporter of higher education, however I know that college isn’t for everybody.Â Â That being saidÂ I think that readingÂ is for everybody.Â If I hear another one of our young brothers proudlyÂ telling their friends that they have never read a book in their lifeÂ from cover to cover and they still grauated from high school I’m going to puke.Â Nas, the greatest rapper alive, never went to high school, yet somehow he’s smarter than every other rapper alive because he reads.Â Go figure.
Dads, whenever you can and whereverÂ you can you should read.Â If you are reading this blog then I am probably preaching to the choir, so you shouldÂ then go preach to someoneÂ about reading that isn’t in our choir.Â I read on the subway, on line at the supermarket, waiting for an elavator, on the toilet (a lot of reading gets done there), in bed, on my lunch break at work, and any other place that IÂ would be wasting time if I did not have a book with me.Â
And don’t forget the bedtime stories.Â Trust me, your kids will remember all of those moments you spend with themÂ reading a good book.Â Â
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