This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right series I am showcasing dads who are looking to teach their kids resilience. From podcasts to blogs, these dads are teaching their kids how to navigate life and the obstacles that come up. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
AJ Adams – This Dad Is A Beacon Of Resilience
AJ’s journey through fatherhood is nothing short of inspiring. His story is a testament to the resilience and strength that can be found in the face of adversity. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., AJ tragically lost his father to gun violence at the tender age of 4. Despite the challenges he faced, AJ’s spirit remained unbroken. Therefore he committed himself to becoming the kind of father he wished he had. As a father of three, AJ has emerged as a steadfast advocate for positive and transformative fatherhood experiences. Through the “Just My Baby Daddy Podcast,” he lends his voice to discussions about fatherhood. He and his co-host, Eli Everett focus on parenting, and the intricacies of navigating the world as a Black father. Altogether, his honesty, vulnerability, and authenticity have resonated deeply with listeners, creating a safe space for dialogue, healing, and growth.
Eli Everett – Just My Baby Daddy Podcast
Eli and AJ Adams are the dads who run Just My Baby Daddy podcast. It’s time for Black fathers to have transparent conversations about fatherhood and share our stories, journeys, and experiences. Eli knows that Black dads are present, active, and vital to the development of our children. In addition since the narrative has never been shared from the male perspective, until now. Eli and AJ share that not all of us are absent or “baby daddies”. They share stories that are unique and layered and need to be shared. The Just My Baby Daddy Podcast is the home for this content and these conversations.
Cordan James – The Comeback Kid
Cordan James, a resilient transracial adoptee, has risen from adversity to become a leading motivational speaker and youth/family mentor. Stemming from his experiences in the Foster Care System, he uses his insights to guide similar families through their unique struggles. Cordan uses evidence based approaches. In addition he is the founder and co-owner of VetRun Movers. Is a veteran-owned company boasting 150+ 5-star reviews. He brings an undaunted spirit and invaluable leaderships skills honed as an Army Cavalry Scout. This is a role he served with distinction, on combat deployment in Iraq. Therefore, his strategic leadership has been instrumental in creating effective policies. Plus, he is providing enriching resources, and fostering community growth and involvement. Giving voice to Fatherhood, he continues to inspire, challenge, and uplift audiences.
Jon Vroman – Front Row Dads
Jon is a husband and father of two amazing boys first. In addition, Jon is a social entrepreneur who helps people live life in the front row. He has a passion is speaking, coaching and running live events. Plus, he wrote a book, The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life With The Art of Moment Making. When people ask him what it’s about, he says, “It’s everything you can learn about living life from people fighting for it.” Check out his site here.