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10 Times Alex Rodriguez Spoke Candidly About Parenting His Daughters

“I made a promise to myself that I was going to be a great father whenever that moment came.”

by Casey Suglia

My daughters don’t let me follow them on social media. It’s awful.

“It’s funny because they used to both love it when I would drop them off at school. Now they’re like, ‘Dad, two blocks right here, park right here.’ Before you know it, they’re going to be walking to school.”

We are a lot. We are a Latino family, we’re loud, and we have all have strong opinions.

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“You don’t realize just how fast your children grow up until you see a picture from just a few years ago. What a difference! Parents...you know what I’m talking about!”

You know, they’re getting to be teenagers, they have to approve everything — and I’m like ‘OK, I get it, I’m sorry.’

“My father left me when I was 10 years old and I still have a hole in my heart because he left at that age. It was around the age of 11 that I made a promise to myself that I was going to be a great father whenever that moment came.”

Ever since he left me and my family, I always thought, I never want to do that. I want to be a great father, a present father.

“We positioned what could be perceived as a negative into a positive, by saying to the girls, look, now you don’t have one house you have two houses. You don’t have two parents, you have four parents. Lucky you, the more the merrier.”

Every day, Tashi and Ella make me a better dad and a better person. Being a father is the greatest job in the world, more than any career I could have dreamed of as a kid.

“When I get home, I am the personal assistant to a 13 and a 10-year-old daughter. I’m a professional Uber driver to all their events and soccer practice and all that. And I’m focused on killing that job.”

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