Dads Behind the Mic

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 6/15/2018, 4:30 a.m.
Fathers play an important role in their child’s life. Study after study has documented the negative effects that can happen ...

DJ Burb: No advice. I learned from watching my dad raise my brothers and me. The rest is trial and error.

HSM: What's the best Father's day gift you received and what made it so special?

DJ Burb: Gift cards and it is special that they know, I love gift cards

HSM: What was the best advice your father or father figure gave you when you became a dad that you use?

DJ Burb: My father passed away before I became a father and after that, I was pretty much surrounded by women (my mom, wife, and aunts), but I just learned from past experiences with father... he led by example and didn't do much talking about it.

HSM: Anything else you want to say to fathers this Father's Day.

DJ Burb: Expose your children to as many things as possible, so that they can find their passion and be successful.

Andre “DJ Bear” Garner

Daughters – Aliah, 9, and, Andrea, 15

Andre “DJ Bear” Garner
Daughters – Aliah, 9, and, Andrea, 15

Andre “DJ Bear” Garner Daughters – Aliah, 9, and, Andrea, 15

Houston Style Magazine: What makes a good father?

DJ Bear: A good father provides love, builds confidence, and shows tough love when needed. I do that with my girls constantly.

HSM: How do you develop confidence in your child (ren)?

DJ Bear: By encouraging them to try new things and having them not worry about failing.

HSM: What do you wish you had known before becoming a father?

DJ Bear: How hard and challenging it truly is.

HSM: What lessons have you learned from your child(ren)?

DJ Bear: My children have taught me patience.

HSM: What women have inspired you as a father?

DJ Bear: My mother and elder cousins

HSM: What is the best advice you have been given about fatherhood?

DJ Bear: The best advice I have been given has been to keep the faith and keep your relationship with God.

Andre "DJ Bear" Garner

Andre "DJ Bear" Garner

HSM: What's the best Father's day gift you received and what made it so special?

DJ Bear: The best Father’s Day gift I have received has been something I never got from my dad. My best gift is being hugged and loved by my kids.

HSM: What was the best advice your father or father figure gave you when you became a dad that you use?

DJ Bear: Be your own man no matter how different people will view you.

HSM: Anything else you want to say to fathers this Father's Day.

DJ Bear: Enjoy your kids and invest in their dreams.

Kudos to these fathers who help pay the bills, attend dance recitals, play catch in the yards, comb hair into ponytails, cook dinner, and are their child’s world. You have the most important job ever and we commend you for not giving up.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures to children everywhere.