What’s Your Kid’s Business Plan?

In Knowledge by Cliff Green6 Comments

How are you raising your kids? As a black father that can’t get a job because the system is set up to make it severely difficult for you to obtain one, are you raising your children to be better than you? Are you raising your kids to be leaders and employers (not employees)? Are you cultivating their minds with math, science, business acumen, history and knowledge of self? Or are you one of those parents that allow your kids to watch and learn life through a TV screen, cell phone or tablet? Do you buy your kids all the things that you have never had growing up?

We have to start raising our children to do and be better. As I wrote in Family Equals Perfection, you are your children’s god. Too many people give their kids options, not realizing that what they say is the ONLY option a kid has. If you pay attention to history, you will realize that most people who are great at something or are inventors and creators, their parents were strict on them growing up. For example, Venus and Serena Williams are some of if not the greatest tennis players to walk this earth. One thing that they had along with all the other great people of this world was a strict parent. At a young age their father instilled within them the value of hard work, dedication and determination. Teaching his kids those value was an investment in theirs’ and their family’s future. You see where they’re at today!

So what’s your kid’s business plan? I used the Williams sisters as an example because they are great at tennis but are also disciplined and smart enough to run their own businesses. Not to be rude but I don’t want hear about how you plan on your kid becoming the next great athlete. That is a pipe dream. I want to know how you plan on cultivating their minds to be great at everything that they put their time and dedication to. So leave a comment of dedication in the section below.

It’s now or never! What do you want your children’s future to be?


  1. My children that I have primary custody of all well disciplined are hard workers and they grind every day and everything that they do. On the other hand I have a son who lives in Pittsburgh with his mother who has primary custody of him and she is none of the above she is not strict, she continue to treat him like an infant and he is five years old. He is very dependent. She does not invested his future by any means. He does not even know what feet his shoes go on! So when I get him throughout the summer and occasional weekends, it is like I have to retrain his brain which confuses him and causes him to be very emotional. But I continue to him life lessons, being independent, values and respect! This is a great read because 1 reason society is the way it is today because babies are raising babies and TV’s and electronics are raising our youth and they just do what they learn through mass media.

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      Your son will see and notice the difference between you and his mother’s parenting styles. The older he gets, the more he will appreciate the things you have taught him as he turns into a man.
      So much truth in your last couple of sentences! The old school way of rearing children is almost extinct! But as long as there are brothers like you around there will always be hope!

  2. Hit the nail on the head with this one. Right now my kids get mad at me sometimes but they still love me. So being strict is not a bad thing,people need to realize that and stop trying to be friends with their kids. One day my kids will thank me.

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      They will definitely thank you later! I thank my pops for certain things he did for me and my sisters growing up! The kids can get mad all they want but who they going run to when they’re hungry? LOL

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