In 1997, Turner like Lord Chesterfield 260 years prior, began writing letters to his son about behavior, principles and manhood. Identical to the renown British Statesman, Turner did not intend to publish the letters. “I simply wanted to make sure that my son had a record of how much I loved him and how much he meant to me should I not live long enough to see him reach his full potential as a man,” says Turner. “I also wanted to leave my son with a written record of the lessons that I tried to teach him that he could take with him wherever he went.”
However, the encouragement of other parents and his son’s ninth grade English teacher convinced him to do otherwise. Turner’s supporters made the case that his book, the lessons he shared and the methods used to raise his son might be helpful to men and women who find parenting challenging and/or who wish to parent more intentionally. In particular, as an African American father, Turner’s advocates reminded him that he could play a role in changing the perception of African American fathers and that he could be a catalyst for reversing some of the unfortunate parenting trends in the African American community.
Nathaniel A. Turner is a Financial Advisor, entrepreneur and motivational speaker who holds a bachelors degree in accounting, masters degree in history and theology and a doctorate of jurisprudence. He grew up in Gary, Indiana but now resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Turner’s highly respected book Raising Supaman has morphed into a great passion and purpose – a movement to change the world, 1 parent, 1 child at a time. Turner shares additional insightful and practical tips for parents at www.raisingsupaman.com.
Turner’s son, Naeem Khari Turner-Bandele, recently graduated high school. He was accepted to more than twenty of America’s top colleges and universities. He will be attending Santa Clara University in the fall. Naeem’s declared major is Computer Science & Engineering. Naeem speaks three languages fluently, never missed the honor roll, member of the National Honor Society, has a foundation, traveled internationally playing soccer in professional soccer academies, freelances as a web designer/developer, accomplished track and field athlete, an avid photographer and he an author of the soon to be released book, What Are We Gonna Do Today?.
Raising Supaman is available at Amazon, Barnes And Noble, CreateSpace and Kindle Store
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