As a father of two young adults, one teenager, and small children, Curtis Conway can be viewed as a veteran in his class. The former NFL player recently shared a few golden nuggets of parenting with Robert “Daddy” Nickell.


“Kids period. They’re all different. They all react to you differently. And I enjoy that,” said Curtis when reminiscing about his experience as a father through the years. “I kind of live by the theme, ‘Kids don’t listen to you. But they are definitely watching what you do.’ So I really take pride in trying to be a physical presence so they can see me and mom hug.”

The former athlete further explained how he manages to make the most of his time when rearing his kids telling Nickell, “My sons, my 18-year-old boys, see me changing their 2-year-old little sister’s diapers. So [when they have a family] they’re not going to be like, ‘Ugh, I don’t change that.’ No, your dad did it. You can do it.” Conway added, “I want to be a major part of their lives. I don’t want [it] to be where I didn’t do this [or] I didn’t do that. I want my kids to feel like, ‘Well my dad did just as much as he could without [just] being the provider, financially.”

Curtis Conway has two kids, Sydney and Curtis Jr., with wife Laila Ali. The former NFL star also has twin sons, Cameron and Kelton, along with a daughter name Leilani from a previous relationship.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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