The seven traits of "real men" that every father needs

Frederick Goodall, Blogger of the popular fatherhood blog "Mocha Dad" shares his seven traits that every father today needs to have to be a great parent
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The seven traits of "real men" that every father needs

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I read a blog post titled The Seven Traits of Real Men which really resonate with people. I think it's something that people are hungry for. People really want to understand what does it mean to be a man in this modern society. There have been so many definitions of man held over the years and I think some of them just turn people off because some of them with a hyper-masculinity even with the sexism. All kinds of issues associated with people really owning manhood wanted to rise and to show people the traits that men exhibit. And men need to have, in today's society and just for future generations that they need to pass down to generations as to what it means to be a real man today. The 7 traits that I came up with were: integrity, compassion, self control, bravery, perseverance, confidence and humility.

Frederick Goodall, Blogger of the popular fatherhood blog "Mocha Dad" shares his seven traits that every father today needs to have to be a great parent

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Frederick J. Goodall

Blogger, "Mocha Dad"

Frederick J. Goodall is a writer, a speaker, and a father. In 2008, he started the popular fatherhood blog, "Mocha Dad" to chronicle his life as a dad and to counter the negative stereotypes regarding black fatherhood. He wanted to give readers a first-hand account of a black father who is intimately involved in his children’s lives. Now he uses the blog to not only capture his experiences, but also to help motivate other men to be more actively engaged and involved with their children, families, and communities.

Through his writing, Goodall attempts to address serious cultural and social issues. His articles and essays have been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and journals such as The Houston Chronicle, Essence, and Folio Weekly. His work has also appeared in the anthologies: Paper Thin/Soul Deep and The African-American Book of Values. In addition, Goodall is a regular contributor to the websites Mamiverse, Goldfishsmiles, Your Teen Mag, and Together Counts. Goodall also travels the country speaking on the topics of fatherhood, men’s issues, social media, and blogging.

Goodall was born in Houston, Texas and graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He currently lives in Houston with his wife and three kids.

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