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The award-winning publication, Successful Black Parenting™ is not about skin color, but is about cultural differences. We recognize the importance of Black children internationally seeing themselves on the covers and in the pages of magazines to empower them toward a successful future.

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Successful Black Parenting, the first national print magazine for Black parents was established in 1993 in Philadelphia by its founders, Janice Robinson-Celeste, MBA and Marta Sánchez, Ph.D.  They relaunched the publication online internationally in 2017 and are now located in Los Angeles.

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If you are a parent to a child living with sickle cell anemia it is paramount to learn as much about your child’s condition as possible.

Navigating Sickle Cell Anemia: What Parents Need to Know

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A mother moves to Costa Rica and learns about natural health benefits for her child that work better than pharmaceuticals.

From Ohio to Costa Rica And The Health Benefits My Family Received

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Are you battling with your child about wearing a face mask? Here are 8 tips to help your child adjust to wearing face masks.

8 Ways to Help Kids Adjust to Face Masks

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Vidas NegrasLike countless families around the world, the onset of COVID-19 has brought us many sudden changes and challenges. It’s been approximately five months since stay-at-home orders were initiated in the U.S, and with no end in sight, every day is a struggle to juggle all of our different roles simultaneously and in isolation of […]

Raising Afro-Latino Children in the Era of COVID & Black Lives Matter

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One of the BEST interviews happened this week on our BACKtalk Live Stream with comedian, Tommy Davidson from the hit show, In Living Color.

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BACKtalk Live Stream with Tommy Davidson from In Living Color

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It is your job as a parent to protect your child and to keep them safe from COVID at school by any means necessary.

COVID CRISIS – Sending Our Kids To School

This video by the Black Fathers Matter project enforces the statistics that Black fathers are indeed present in their children’s lives.

Black Fathers Matter Project

Black Fathers Matter | VIDEO

Because of COVID-19 Black parents should use this time of restructuring to push for a shift in education.

Why Black Parents Should Push for a Shift in Education During Covid-19

Two Black moms show how they are raising their children outside of the United States for the better and are thriving as a family.

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More Black Moms Raising Their Children Outside The U.S.

Start the Movement Right From Your Living Room: Positioning Your Black Children as Change Agents, Historians & CreativesWhew! The academic year is finally over and the summer is in full swing. The previous academic year ended in an unprecedented fashion, and left parents questioning the quality of their child’s distance education experience. Considering that several […]

A Movement: Positioning Black Youth As Change Agents, Historians, & Creatives

Where To Go & Feel SafeStrawberry picking or other fruit or vegetable picking where you can easily stay far apart from other families. Outdoor zoos with limitationsCamping together Outdoor farmers marketsMuseums offering appointments Places with VIP tours like Universal Studios Farms with appointment timesAir BNB homes with a pool and/or at a beachFamily hiking Aquariums, […]

Field Trips With Kids That Make Social Distancing Easy

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This podcast is a panel of proactive Black parents that explores approaches and provides resources for other Black parents protecting Black children.

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The Talk: Discussing The Ugly Truth About Racism in America

FEATURED BOOK(Age 9+)AlesiaEach month “The Reading Quilt” provides a short review of a book that a homeschool parent may use to spark conversations about culture and race, along with a learning activity that may help a young learner understand human behavior. Using the acronym Q.U.I.L.T., Dr. Slaughter offers readers information about the author’s background along with the Quality of writing, Universal theme, Imaginative […]

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The Reading Quilt: Alesia: The Life Of A Girl In A Wheelchair

Host of the syndicated BACKtalk podcast and live stream, Janice Robinson-Celeste interviewed author and literary advocate, Carylee Carrington about “Black Children’s Book Authors You Don’t Know About” and we had a great time talking about our favorite children’s books, including her two books feature below as well as my two board that you can also find below. And you can find […]

Black Book Authors You Don't Know About

Black Children’s Book Authors You Don’t Know About

BLACK CHILDREN ARE STRUGGLING WITH COVID-19 GRIEF BUT Is being Black a precondition for contracting THE CORONAVIRUS? In short, the answer is No.A quick glance at the data shows that Black people are more than twice as likely to die from coronavirus than any other racial group in the United States. The reason being that the conditions under which most people of color live, inadequate […]

How Black Parents Can Help Kids Struggling with COVID-19 Grief

At a time when many children and grandparents have been separated, it has made people realize how important grandparents are in their children’s lives and not just for the free childcare.

7 Reasons Why Grandparents and Grandchildren Are So Important To Each Other

7 Reasons Why Grandparents and Grandchildren Are So Important To Each Other

Portrait of a DadThere is an African saying that, “It takes a village to raise a child”, and as a dad, you have to be the chief of that village.Ibrahim with his daughter.Ibrahim Camara, AuthorLayBone.comI was born and raised in Gambia, West Africa before traveling to attend Navarro College in Texas 10 years ago. I […]

Father's Day Profile: Ibrahim Camara

Father’s Day Profile: Ibrahim Camara

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Juneteenth is celebrated annually on June 19th as the day enslaved Black people in the South found out they were free. President Abraham Lincoln ordered that enslaved African Americans freedom two years prior with the Emancipation Proclamation, but due to the resistance in the South, those held captive didn’t know until Major General Gordon Granger […]

Juneteenth: 19 Real Learning Activities For Families

One of the many opportunities to discuss both racial bias and racial pride is in June, as Black Americans across the country celebrate Juneteenth.

Juneteenth: Talking To Black Youth About About Resilience

Juneteenth: Talking To Black Youth About About Resilience

Black Baby Wearing Week (June 17th – 24th) was started in the United Kingdom in 2018 when Black moms were left out of the movement.

Black Baby Wearing Week

What Do You Know About Black Baby Wearing Week?

Black males are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white males.

Guiding Black Boys Through The Trauma Of Police Killing Black Men

Listen to this broadcast for legitimate work-at-home-jobs on a website created by a Black mom.

REAL Work-At-Home-Jobs For Moms

Work-At-Home Jobs For Moms – For Real

FEATURED BOOK(Age 10+)The Watsons go to Birmingham — 1963Each month “The Reading Quilt” provides a short review of a book that a homeschool parent may use to spark conversations about culture and race, along with a learning activity that may help a young learner understand human behavior. Using the acronym Q.U.I.L.T., Dr. Slaughter offers readers […]

The Reading Quilt: Family Values & Protests

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As we begin to open up America, parents are rightfully worried about the safety of their children and the prevention of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The World Health Organization (WHO) has guidelines for administrators, teachers, and parents on what to do once school returns but the question we all have is if the suggestions are practical?Experts know that the coronavirus will be with us well throughout the fall and winter […]

COVID-19 & The Return To School

You and your children could have this trait and not even know you have it and you can easily find out by just asking your obstetrician.

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If you are a parent to a child living with sickle cell anemia it is paramount to learn as much about your child’s condition as possible.

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A mother moves to Costa Rica and learns about natural health benefits for her child that work better than pharmaceuticals.

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Successful Black Parenting

Are you battling with your child about wearing a face mask? Here are 8 tips to help your child adjust to wearing face masks.

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Contributed PostSo you’re completely ready for a baby, but your body isn’t on board and things are difficult. You want to learn what can cause problems with getting pregnant and how you can get past some of these issues.Photo by George Jr Kamau from PexelsYou may be wondering why your body isn’t cooperating with what […]

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The Amazing Zoe Defeats The Germie Germlins

The Amazing Zoe: Defeats The Germie Germlins helps young children understand the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as they return to school.

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COVID and Minority Children

Minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children have significantly higher rates of COVID-19 infection, a new study shows.

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Sometimes our health takes a turn, but we’re not quite sure why. It seems as though there is no obvious cause, but you no longer feel as well as you did a short time ago.

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Why compression socks during pregnancy? Pregnancy leads to an increase in bodily fluids, which can cause edema and varicose veins. Moreover, the expanding uterus also exerts pressure on pelvic veins and the vena cava. There are chances of fluid accumulating in your tissues and blood pooling in the lower body, visible as swelling and varicose veins. Compression stockings can help by massaging the muscles and resulting in blood to move upwards, thus relieving swelling and cramping in the lower extremities. Another concern that they can resolve for pregnant women is deep vein thrombosis or DVT, which can cause life-threatening complications if not treated. If you are at high risk of developing the condition, your gynecologist will probably recommend compression socks for you. How to choose compression socks for pregnancy? Your doctor may recommend wearing compression stockings or you may want to wear them as a precautionary measure. Whatever the case may be, it makes sense to choose the best compression socks because you shouldn’t settle for anything but the best when it comes to having a safe pregnancy. There are certain factors to bear in mind while choosing them. Essentially, the fit should be snug, but not uncomfortably tight and they should also feel firm enough to provide adequate support. Though over-the-counter pairs are regarded as safe for most women, you may seek advice from the gynecologist if you want to wear ones with stronger compression levels. There are also variants with graduated compression, stronger at the feet, and relaxed up the calf length. These pairs are more comfortable for all-day wear. There are also variants in lengths you can pick according to your preference, starting from short ones to those which reach up to the knee. How to wear compression socks during pregnancy? After buying compression socks, you would also want to know about using them during pregnancy. Ideally, you should have them on right at the start of the day. They are more effective at staving off swelling rather than reversing it. Moreover, it gets harder to wear them later during the day because your feet and legs are likely to be already swollen. It is recommended to wear them while walking, standing or sitting, as long as you feel comfortable. However, you can take them off at bedtime because your feet and legs will be straight, at the same level as your body. Compression socks are a good investment for pregnant women because they can prevent painful leg cramps and more serious varicose veins as well. Just check with your doctor and start wearing them for a safe and comfortable pregnancy

A common problems women come across is leg cramps, which may be accompanied by edema, a condition characterized by swollen and aching feet.

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It is your job as a parent to protect your child and to keep them safe from COVID at school by any means necessary.

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Menstrual Period Party

Tsakani got her first period at age 13 and her sisters threw her a First Moon Period Party as her rites of passage into the beginning of womanhood.

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We got your hook-up with quality face-masks by a Black designer and the masks only cost $17!

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BLACK CHILDREN ARE STRUGGLING WITH COVID-19 GRIEF BUT Is being Black a precondition for contracting THE CORONAVIRUS? In short, the answer is No.A quick glance at the data shows that Black people are more than twice as likely to die from coronavirus than any other racial group in the United States. The reason being that the conditions under which most people of color live, inadequate […]

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Michigan mom, Bianca Russell said that, “I WILL protect him [her son] from this sick world” and she meant it. With COVID-19 lingering in the air, she designs and makes face masks for children. The masks are available with social justice messages that will bring tears to a parent’s eyes. They include statements such as, […]

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As we begin to open up America, parents are rightfully worried about the safety of their children and the prevention of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The World Health Organization (WHO) has guidelines for administrators, teachers, and parents on what to do once school returns but the question we all have is if the suggestions are practical?Experts know that the coronavirus will be with us well throughout the fall and winter […]

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Eye injury

Parents know that eye injuries can happen, well, in the blink of an eye. As an eye doctor, I’ve seen firsthand how an innocent toy or a simple walk to story time can result in an unexpected eye injury.

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Handwashing has taken center stage as one of the most important activities that we can do to prevent Covid-19 and a host of other potential illnesses. Good handwashing practice can begin as soon as possible. When your child is a baby, we wash their hands for them. When they start walking, we can start teaching […]

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COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, is having an impact globally. In early March, COVID-19 was officially identified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Although much remains to be known about the virus, many countries including the United States have begun to take drastic precautions as a way to reduce the rates […]

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What unprecedented and unpredictable moments we are living in. Perhaps fear of loss of control, safety, and family have been swirling around your mind. You may have many burning questions as you attempt to continue on with life as you’ve known it. I am here to let you know, it’s okay to feel, it’s okay […]

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Depending on the age of your child, they know by now that something is going on in the world because they aren’t going to school or playing with their friends. One of the best ways to help children alleviate fear is to tell them what is happening in the world. But how can you explain […]

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This is the real hook-up for all of our Black Sleeping Beauty princesses! I am so excited about discovering Pretty Pom. You’re going to love this store too! I have a feeling they will be sold out soon, so don’t wait to get your gear. And to make it even better, this company was started by a Black mom to help instill a sense of pride in her six-year-old daughter, who began questioning her skin color and hair.

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Let’s keep the games in the culture. This African Rubik’s cube is a perfect representation for kids and adults to keep it Afrocentric. Also available are the African Kente Cloth Rubik’s Cube, the African Art Rubik’s Cube, and the African Ethnic Rubik’s Cube. This site has a plethora of Afrocentric gear. Challenge your child to […]

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Everyone knows a mom that really just needs to chill out. Like they’re wired. Maybe that somebody is you! We all get burned out from time to time. How about, I’m giving this candle called, “Girl, You Need To Calm The F Down” to all of my mom-friends for Mother’s Day. And with all of […]

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Keeping children quiet during this COVID-19 quarantine seems like a hope and a prayer but it is possible. Children need periods of peace, whether they resist or not, especially when homeschooling or reading. Our resident preschooler, Mackie loves the Teepee Play Tent by Delta. There are a few designs to choose from including a geometric […]

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Here is one of the things we love — Kymberly Stewart’s soulful album for children is a hit with us! With selections like, “I Like To Sing My ABCs,” “I Am A Robot,” “Timmy The Turtle,” and more this upbeat and interactive album is great for young children and will be a lot of fun […]

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As the living room becomes study hall and social distancing grows mundane, TIDAL has a slate of kid-friendly playlists that can help make homeschooling engaging and fun. In between assignments and endless questions, kids can listen to Disney Hits, Kidz Bop Essentials, Reggae for Kids and more. Check out all of TIDAL’s Kid Playlists here which includes: Disney Pixar Hits – From Toy Story, […]

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matching family t-shirts

It may only be one time a year that everybody is able to get together but somehow everybody posing for a pic with the same t-shirt makes a memory that most just don’t forget.

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One of our favorite things going into the new year is the Hip Hop Diaper Bag with graffiti print. Dads often complain about carrying a diaper bag that looks like a diaper bag or moms complain that doctor bags don’t have enough style. The Hip Hop Diaper Bag has both style and function.

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Successful Black Parenting is proud to announce that we are bringing our readers more researched-based content written by the members of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) RESilience Initiative, which provides resources to parents and caregivers for promoting the strength, health, and well-being of children and youth of color. We will also feature their members who have contributed articles to Successful Black Parenting on our BackTalk podcast. Learn more about the RESilience Initiative at www.apa.org/res.

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