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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 Black […]

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, traditions, […]

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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A 2015 NBC News poll revealed that 72% of African American parents feel that their kids will face more problems growing up than they did when they were children. Not much has changed.

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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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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!

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.These middle school years are critical in shaping your child’s future, as […]

If Your Child Is In Grades 6-8, 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.Your child is now beginning high school. The child that you have […]

If Your Child Is In Grade 9, Read This Now!

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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Mother’s Day is next month on May 12th and we want all of our mommas to shine but we want to support our Black-owned and operated businesses too.

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You can use insects to help introduce your child to biology and entomology, which the science part of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.).

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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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