Sometimes a moment in your life can last a lifetime. Today I had the chance; like many times before to read to my son’s class. However this time was differently special. You see, in the past it was always a book that I found in Barnes and Noble. A book that I thought would be interesting to the his class. But this time I had the pleasure of reading a children’s book that I wrote myself. In addition it was inspired by my son. The book, “Daddy, There’s A Noise Outside”

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As much as I like to tell you about the smiles, laughs and interactions I had with the children. It was my own heart that could not stop smiling. I was doing something that was never done for me; having my son smile and feel proud in my presence.

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I was also proud to see the book resonate with 1st graders. Their attention to detail and ability to talk about the notion of protest was incredible. I was amaze at how much they already understood about race and difference. I want to thank Ms. Pannullo and her 1st grade class at Dunwoody Elementary School. You are the best.

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Posted by Fathers Incorporated

Fathers Incorporated (FI) is a national, non-profit organization working to build stronger families and communities through the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood. Established in 2004, FI has a unique seat at the national table, working with leaders in the White House, Congress, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Family Law, and the Responsible Fatherhood Movement. FI works collaboratively with organizations around the country to identify and advocate for social and legislative changes that lead to healthy father involvement with children, regardless of the father’s marital or economic status, or geographic location. From employment and incarceration issues, to child support and domestic violence, FI addresses long-standing problems to achieve long-term results for children, their families, the communities, and nation in which they live.

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