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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 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?

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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

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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!

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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.In Grades 1 and 2, children continue to develop important literacy and […]

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

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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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by Janice Celeste Years ago, every urban neighborhood had a public swimming pool where children learned to swim. There were few swim classes but many of us learned by trial and error in the presence of trained lifeguards. Today, there are still a few public pools in urban neighborhoods but due to funding cutbacks too […]

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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.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!

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 are critical years in your child’s education. What happens in […]

If Your Child Is In Grades 10-11, 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. This is it! Your dedication to your child throughout their school years […]

If Your Child Is In Grade 12, Read This Now!

by Janice Celeste Years ago, every urban neighborhood had a public swimming pool where children learned to swim. There were few swim classes but many of us learned by trial and error in the presence of trained lifeguards. Today, there are still a few public pools in urban neighborhoods but due to funding cutbacks too […]

Questions You Should Ask Before Your Child Takes Swim Lessons

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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