Chances are you took many losses while becoming the man you are today, but watching your kids catch an L isn’t always the easiest. My oldest son recently took not one but two back-to-back Ls in basketball like his name was Meek Mill! These were two huge championship games in competitive basketball leagues and I won’t lie, losing both hurt even if we got second place in both leagues. Even though I was the coach and was super upset I couldn’t show that to the kids. See, us dads get all caught up in our feelings forgetting that our kids are lost in their feelings. They need someone strong … [Read more...]
James J. Lopez, a member of the NYC Dads Group, was a co-founder of The Phat Startup and Tech808, companies that help people who identify with urban culture reach for their Silicon Valley dreams. He is a self-proclaimed techie and a father of three. He writes the blog Cool4Dads via #FatherhoodIsLit.