Although many years have passed since Nathaniel A. Turner began writing letters to his then two-year-old son, Raising Supaman remains as prophetic as ever. Turner's aim in writing his son was to witness during his lifetime the outward manifestation of his deepest hopes and most profound dreams, namely that his child would be a better man than him.
In Raising Supaman, Turner explores the most critical issues in the lives of males of all ages. From academic success and professional advancement to personal achievement to social responsibility, Turner wrote a practical travel guide that anyone might use to navigate their way through the incredible journey called life.
Join this TED speaker and internationally renowned Humanity Propulsion Engineer for a transparent, authentic, and loving examination of the role and purpose of a man through the letters of a father to his son, correspondence intuitively written from one man to another man. In Raising Supaman, not only will you discover what is necessary to raise a great man, but you will find everything you need to become a Supaman.
Most of us want our children to succeed, but having the persistence and determination to constantly push them in that direction is the challenge. This book is a quick, helpful read for us fathers out there that have high expectations for our children. It shows that we all have our hangups from our own childhood that influence our perception of what is right, but in the end, we all have our own approaches. The love the author has for his son is inspiring.
This is an excellent book. Through letters to his son, the author shares the essence of being a father with both the ups and downs. Come for the beautiful display of one father's love for his son, stay for the author's interesting take on things such as Goldilocks and the green sea turtle, and leave with some fresh thoughts and ideas that you might apply to be a father yourself.
To write letters is work in itself but to express love and advice is another thing. Not many persons express such warm and heartfelt observations as the father does in this book. The advice can come in many styles but this book is very touching and caring for a young man to read it from his loving father. So much tender guidance is expressed throughout the book. This is especially a good read for parents.
Excellent book. I personally know Mr. Turner (for over 20 years), so reading this book means more to me because it truly reflects the love and the beautiful relationship he has with his son. In addition, this book made me reflect on the personal advice I received from the author over the years.
(Especially the ups and downs any parent can experience with raising their kids and more importantly, how to deal with and cherish these valuable moments at the same time.)
Raising Supaman is a great read for any parent who is eager to invest in the life of their child/children. Just imagine all the fun times and memories you share with your children during their "growing years." The author shares his own experience raising his son and pouring into his future through writing letters of affirmation. As parents, we are always prepared to tell our children what not to do, but most importantly we oftentimes forget to tell them what to do. Not talking about chores around the house, but how to actually prepare them for life by teaching them the principles of making good decisions. Well, this book offers that insight in a practical, fun, yet powerful way. My husband and I met the author of this book in person and found that he is not only a great author but a great motivational speaker loaded with practical insight and wisdom. It is often said it takes a village to raise a child - especially in these trying times. Raising Supaman is a must-have for parents we need all the help we can get. Besides, our children are our prized possession and investment. Pick up a copy you will not regret it!!!
I have to say that I really enjoyed Raising Supaman, and I have been following Nathaniel's blog for a while now. His writing skills are excellent - clear, concise, and easy to read. Raising Supaman is an excellent addition to any dad's library, and will bring a fresh perspective into this role we as fathers have in raising responsible, prepared, and successful children.