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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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If you start with Black Santa in your home during the holidays, you’ll never have to explain it. It’s normal. You are more likely to have to explain white Santa to your kids. If you never told your child about Santa but let them know that you purchase all of their gifts, this article isn’t […]

How To Explain Black Santa

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A new Christmas carol, “It’s Almost Christmas” features a Black Santa Clause and family.

A New Christmas Carol Features A Black Santa Claus

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We all can agree that Christmas is said to be, “The most wonderful time of the year.” Everyone is more cheerful than usual, regardless if they celebrate the holiday for religious or traditional reasons, or don’t partake in the holiday at all. Some just enjoy the marked down merchandise and extra off days from work. […]

Black Holiday Traditions

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Beyond monetary assistance, one-in-three empty nester says they talk to their adult kids daily, and many are receptive to the idea that their adult children could return home.

Adult Boomerang Children – They Will Be Back

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Black doctor writes a book for his son to get interested in the field of medicine called, “Doc 2 Doc.” “I woke up one morning and wanted my kids to read a book about Black boys interested in something other than sports. I thought it’d be nice for them to read about kids interested in science & medicine.

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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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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

Congratulations! You got a new job. You’re expecting new income but yet you don’t feel like celebrating as much as you should. Why not? Because now that you’ve accepted the new position with higher pay, your responsibilities have increased on the job. Typically, that means longer hours or being much more accessible than you were […]

Child Care Anxiety is REAL! Here Is How To Have A Peace-Of-Mind

This is a first in “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.Empirical studies and popular media show clear evidence for the presence of racial bias and discrimination […]

Is Your Teen Racially And Culturally Comfortable At School?

In 2015, high school student Ronald Nelson made headlines when he was admitted to all eight Ivy League schools and decided instead to attend the University of Alabama. He said that he did not receive sufficient financial aid from the Ivy League schools.Before I worked with students in inner-cities, I would never have thought this […]

The Black Student’s College Success Checklist

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!

A GREAT TRADITION or start a new tradition this year or make an old one even better with these cute matching pajamas for the whole family! They make great family photos each holiday season or can be given on Christmas eve as the perfect gift!Merry Christmas Reindeer Red PJsLook at this festive, holiday-inspired design. This […]

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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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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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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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