Talks My Father Never Had With Me

Helping the Young Male Reach Adulthood
Student Book
Grades 9-12
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9780963855336
Item Number: 8103


Developed and written by an African-American parent and educator, this powerful mentoring program provide the tools that adults can use to have a real impact the lives of youngsters.┬áThe program addresses the forces that today’s youth are up against and offer students the skills and values that are often missing in their lives. The student book, used in conjunction with the mentor’s guide, facilitates the sharing of critical issues between generations. Each lesson serves as an appetizer to stimulate thought and discussion.

Part I—I Am Who I Am

  1. The Importance of Understanding Your Orientation
  2. Ask Yourself the Question: “Have I Been Properly Nurtured?”
  3. Brothers and Sisters (Siblings)
  4. Living in the Projects: A Housing Development (Or Living in the Trap of a Poor ‘Hood)
  5. Blocks (Our Fears and Anxieties That Stop Us In Life)

Part II—No Weapon Formed Against Me Shall Prosper

  1. What Kind Of Gang Are You In?
  2. How Does Your Size Affect You?
  3. Drugs (The Contemporary Slavemaster)
  4. Violence

Part III—You Can Prosper

  1. My First Job
  2. Your Concept Of The Work Ethic
  3. I Was Treated Unfairly Today (Prejudice)
  4. A Proper Attitude About Money
  5. The King’s English and Employment
  6. A’s Are Worth Thousands Of Dollars

Part IV—Who’s In Control?

  1. The Importance of Controlling Your Passions and Not Letting Them Control You
  2. The Woman, A Man’s Greatest Test
  3. How To Keep Sexual Thoughts About Women From Controlling You

Part V—Who’s In Charge?

  1. Who Is Your Judge?
  2. The Principle Of Authority
  3. Is It Really Necessary To Curse?
  4. How Grown Is Grown?

Part VI—Friend or Foe?

  1. Keeping Your Father Files Open
  2. Understanding Different Cultures
  3. Cops and Robbers
  4. Are You A Quitter?
  5. A Man in Your Face

Part VII—Faith’s Foundation

  1. A Strong Moral Cord
  2. Understanding The Certainty Of Change and Preparing For It
  3. Never Forget The Shoulders That You Stand On
  4. Your Father Should Teach You How To Die
  5. The Final Chapter

In-service training, consultation, or workshops by the author of this program can be provided for your school, facility, church, or organization. For more information and available dates, please contact:

Dr. Harold Davis
P.O. Box 111
Champaign, Illinois 61824

Phone: 217-352-4628

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