As a mother, I’m my son’s first teacher. I can’t leave that responsibility to someone else. If my son is lacking in social skills, then that’s a reflection on me; for the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
My job is to nurture and cultivate my son, to take his place in society, and the world, as one who is responsible and productive.
Raising black boys to responsible men takes strong mothers, who are committed and dedicated to raising men. When we, as mothers, fail in our commitment, then our sons lose.