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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Growing up with your dad is a great gift and growing up with an inspirational dad can be blessing.  Yes, kids learn a majority of the time life lessons from their father and he is their first friend, father and the philosopher who look up to their dads for mentoring and advice.

The story about my dad is what I would like to share here as he made me a very deeply religious a spiritual human being who fears the supreme and holds his feet onto the ground ingrained in values and respects other peoples faith and beliefs without passing judgement. He also made me realize the value of hard work and that there are no shortcuts to life and you have to earn your respect from people around you by demonstrating action and not just by speaking in a eloquent and pompous manner.  He also taught me on how to pursue your goals, how to define them and truly understanding, why the goal is important and tools and techniques on how to remain not distracted and relentlessly pursing your goals with the right means. He strongly believed that the means are as important as the end itself and that if you don’t stand for something in life you would eventually fall for everything.

He also guided and helped me throughout my school and college life, taking care of lot of my work which made my workload a lot lighter.  I am what I am because of my role model dad and I truly thank god for what I have got!

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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