Prison officer to hold webinar on raising boys tomorrow
A corrections officer will use his 35 years of experience in the job to give parents tips on how to bring up their sons.
Dorian Tucker’s free webinar series – Raising Boys to Become Men – is among events hosted by the Women’s Resource Centre and will start at 7pm tomorrow.
He said that a combination of his career, 34 years of marriage and bringing up a son and a daughter have demonstrated there are “certain things that are important to know about young men and how to raise them”.
Mr Tucker explained: “I decided to launch out into seeing how I could help mothers, it started with single moms raising sons.
“I found that it was a big interest in moms trying to figure out how to deal with their sons, especially in those teenage years.”
The three upcoming sessions, which will also run on April 25 and May 2, will be open to fathers as well as mothers and will cover management, leadership and coaching.
Mr Tucker said: “The fathers are saying, yes, I understand now, some of the things I was doing were correct and some of the things I could probably do better.”
He added: “I think that the best way is to arm the mothers and fathers in the house.
“If you catch them early, then we’re hopefully not talking about them coming to gangs and things of that nature.
“Being in corrections, you get to have conversations with these young men when they come in.
“Some of the things that they get into is not because they wanted to but because they were looking for a father figure.”
Mr Tucker said that his sessions will offer tips that parents with sons of any age can “add to their arsenal”.
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