“I paid for sneakers when I should have paid attention….”A thoughtful, yet direct, guide for Black fathers who want to improve their relationships with their children. Carl Stokes intertwines his own successes and failures as a young Black father with 12 easy steps to help you overcome your struggles and prioritize the things that matter most. Stokes presents these topics in a reassuring way and teaches a critical message—mistakes do not define you. And when relationships seem broken, they can be repaired. Once you take this journey and implement these steps, your pathway through fatherhood will become clear—and you’ll have the tools necessary for building healthy bonds with your children.