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The Brand Executive, Steve Canal shares the traditions his father passed down to him which are “following your dreams and following the path to education”. The guidance from his father allows him to pass on the importance of following education to his godchildren, nieces and nephews.

Canal believes fathers and mentors need to make sure children have goals to follow. A father is supposed to help give youth direction in life. “Make sure you celebrate your child’s achievements,” says Canal.

He also explains to Black Men’s Dossier how important it is for fathers to be visible in the households. Canal believes it takes a mother and a father to give a child balance in their life. In addition he feels it’s essential to build a foundation and relationship with children. That foundation will someday help children lead a good example for other children to follow. 

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