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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 magazine for Black parents, was established in 1993 as a print publication by founders Janice Robinson-Celeste, MBA and Marta Sánchez, Ph.D. and they brought it back in 2017 online.

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This article is part of the “Raising Resilient Kids” series – a partnership with the RESilience Initiative of the American Psychological Association. Each article features science-informed tips and resources for African American parents on how to build resilience in our kids. How do you feel when you read these quotes, especially if you are a […]

Building Up Our Brown Skin Girls: Why We Should Talk To Our Black Girls About Colorism

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Of all of the things Black people have to worry about killing us in this world, we just can’t be complacent when it comes to something as mundane as our homes. We have to be pro-active with prevention and preparation.Nationally, the risk of fire-related death for African Americans is almost twice that of individuals of […]

It’s Fire Prevention Month: Protect Your Family

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This article is part of the “Raising Resilient Kids” series – a partnership with the RESilience Initiative of the American Psychological Association. Each article features science-informed tips and resources for African American parents on how to build resilience in our kids. People come to America from all over the world, bringing with them their cultures, […]

Immigrant Parents, American Children: Raising Black Children in a Home Away from Home

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I hear it all of the time from working parents about how difficult it is to take off from work to check on their children at school and their statement is valid. If your off from work then you’re tired. But, if you have to pick just one event to meet your child’s teacher, go […]

Get Involved In Your Child’s School Your Way

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Of all of the things Black people have to worry about killing us in this world, we just can’t be complacent when it comes to something as mundane as our homes. We have to be pro-active with prevention and preparation.Nationally, the risk of fire-related death for African Americans is almost twice that of individuals of […]

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Contributed Post:How stressful is pregnancy?Expecting mothers and those who are trying to conceive know how difficult it can be to have a baby. Unfortunately, as pregnancy is often perceived as a natural – if not expected – period in the life of a woman, many are left blaming themselves for feeling inadequate when they struggle […]

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Most of us strive to raise a successful well-balanced child. This process becomes more complicated when the home environment is unstable or has the threat of not remaining stable, such as in a divorce or when a parent has cancer. My wife Cecelia and I were forced to deal with this situation while raising our […]

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One of the sweetest things a parent can do is to leave a love note in their child’s lunch box. This works with all ages, although you will have to be more discrete with school-age children and teens so they aren’t teased by their peers.If you pack a lunch for a preschooler, leave them pictures […]

Back-To-School Lunch Love Notes To Build Them Up

This article has been reprinted with permission from HerLifeSparkles.comYay, the kids are headed back-to-school. No more snacking uncontrollably, drinking all the juice or toys all over the house. Let’s pause the excitement for a bit and have a quick heart-to-heart. Y’all, nothing annoys me more than seeing parents carelessly share personal information at back-to-school time. […]

DANGER: Stop Tagging Your Child’s School In Photos

This is a nine-part series. The following information has been reprinted with permission from Dr. Carl James of York University. We will publish each grade level in reverse order, beginning with grade 12. Some information has been edited and truncated for an international appeal.Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten is the beginning of your child’s formal education. It […]

If Your Child Is In Pre-K or Kindergarten, Read This Right Now!

This is a nine-part series. The following information has been reprinted with permission from Dr. Carl James of York University. We will publish each grade level in reverse order, beginning with grade 12. Some information has been edited and truncated for an international appeal.In Grades 1 and 2, children continue to develop important literacy and […]

If Your Child Is In 1st or 2nd Grade, Read This!

This is a nine-part series. The following information has been reprinted with permission from Dr. Carl James of York University. We will publish each grade level in reverse order, beginning with grade 12. Some information has been edited and truncated for an international appeal.Grade 3 is a critical period in your child’s education. Studies show […]

If Your Child Is In 3rd Grade, Read This Now!

This is a nine-part series. The following information has been reprinted with permission from Dr. Carl James of York University. We will publish each grade level in reverse order, beginning with grade 12. Some information has been edited and truncated for an international appeal.By Grades 4 and 5, your child is no longer a baby […]

If Your Child Is In Grades 4-5, Read This Now!

When shopping for school supplies, today’s parents can’t simply hit up the dollar store for No. 2 pencils, three-ring binders, and other basics. Student must-haves now include everything from neon backpacks and coordinated pencil cases to pricey laptops and tablets.If it feels like retailers are hyping back-to-school shopping more than ever before, it’s because they […]

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As the seasons change, we have to make sure we prep our children’s diaper bags so they are ready to go with everything from a new set of clothes to change in that we keep in the bottom in a zip-lock bag to adding sunblock for the end-of-summer super-hot sun. Here are a few essentials […]

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Puzzle Huddle creates puzzles with images of Black children achieving in STEM-related fields and more. Promoting a positive self-image in children is essential for their success as they grow into productive adults. Surround your children with positive toys to combat negative stereotypes and images that are recycled in the media. Matthew Goins, the founder of Puzzle […]

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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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