AboutBy Wendell Jordan Sr.
My name is Wendell Jordan Sr and I live in New York City. I am the parent of 3 kids ( 2 from my first marriage, 1 from my second marriage). The oldest is 29 and the youngest is 8. I knew that being a parent was important but it became more clearer to me when my first marriage ended. It was at this time I realized how closely my kids were watching me. My kids like all kids look to their parents for those things that will help them be more secure in their lives. Here is where I began a conscience effort to supply my kids with these needs.
The first thing I understood was that I am these kids’ role model. I am the person they look to learn how to become useful citizens.
The second thing I understood was that I am their parent, not their friend. In order for me to be effective that distinction had to be made.
The third thing I understood was that I had to be the one who was in control. At times this included me giving discipline.
The fourth and probably the most important thing was that I am a parent for life. The parent switch could not be turned off.
I created this blog to discuss these issues because I feel that parenting is a positive process where everyone ( parents and kids) can be winners.
I am not an expert , but I feel there needs to be a place where an open discussion on these issues can take place. This is why I created ILoveBeingADad.com.
Join me. I look forward to reading and learning from your comments.
I can be contacted by email at WendellJordanSr@gmail.com.