Here at BMWK we applaud parents who go above and beyond to support their child’s interests and Ephraim Benton is setting the bar high.
The actor/entrepreneur recently created Daddy Daughter Publishing with his 7-year-old daughter, Amber, after reading the stories she had scribbled in her notebook. Check out this snippet from the BlackEnterprise.com interview:
Amber is just like me: We’re both out-of-the box thinkers. I’m my own self-motivator and like to do my own thing, and at early age, she’s also like that. I thought, “˜If someone would’ve noticed it in me from the beginning, where would I have been?’ I thought this would be the best way to promote entrepreneurship, encourage her talents and inspire other families in urban areas to invest in their child.
A lot of parents like to let children be raised by technology, but that one-on-one bond is vital to a child’s growth. And as black fathers, we often get a bad rap, though there are so many more positive examples than those often negatively portrayed in the media, so reinforcing positive images of fathers in urban communities was important as well.
Ultimately, I’m doing this for my daughters. They will run this company one day. To have kids “” even at the young age of 7 “” who can say, “˜I have my own businesss’ “” that’s powerful.