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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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You might be confused about screen time for young children. Is it bad or good for young children to be on electronic devices such as computers, tablets, or television? There is a lot of conflicting information in the media and some research about it.Our publisher, Janice Robinson-Celeste has been quite vocal about the benefits of […]

Is Screen Time Bad or Good?

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If you haven’t seen it by now, there is a hashtag that is popular on the Internet and it is #BlackExcellence. This hashtag is used whenever a Black person is doing something positive and rewarding. When it comes to our children, how do we as parents, ensure that they will be the living embodiment of […]

Guaranteeing #BlackExcellence in Your Child

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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.

The Black-Owned Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Starting as young as preschool, Black children are more prone to harsher disciplinary actions such as suspension and expulsion.

The Strengths Of Our Young Black Boys

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If I were granted “special mom powers” to give my fellow mothers everywhere three gifts to benefit the health and future of our children, my priorities would be simple. My first gift would be clean air for all. No child should struggle to breathe, and yet, too many Black children gasp for breath and suffer […]

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Allergy season is in full force and the super bloom has everyone suffering from hay fever, itching, and sneezing. It’s not very pleasant for children with pollen-triggered asthma either. This is the time of year where I have so many tissues in my pockets, I forget to remove them when I wash my laundry and […]

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May is Maternal Health Month and supermodel Chrissy Teigen is asking moms to share what they wish they would have known about postpartum depression on social media

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Ethnic Animations does it again with their newest animation, I’m A Big Kid. This video was inspired by the producer’s daughter who made up the little jingle while singing to her child that she was a big girl. “I thought to myself, wow, isn’t that a great way to empower a child? Especially today when […]

“I’m A Big Kid” Cartoon Promotes Positive Mental Health

Children don’t come with instructions but 40 years ago the Center Improvement of Child Caring (CICC), a non-profit organization in Studio City, California seized an opportunity to create a parenting skill-building program for parents of Black children. Essentially, providing parents the instructions they need to be the best parents they can be.The program also teaches […]

They Do Come With Instructions: Effective Black Parenting Classes

I recently interviewed Supermodel Sessilee Lopez-Holmes, who is a new mother to two wonderful children. Sessilee is a former Victoria’s Secret model and Vogue cover model. She’s walked almost every runway internationally and has graced the pages of just about every magazine. She is also my daughter. I told y’all I was a successful Black parent!In […]

Supermodel Sessilee Lopez Talks Breastfeeding

5 Ways Black Parents Can Encourage French Language Learning with Their Children Say oh là là to learning French! March 20th is French Language Day. Your children can have fun and your family can be enriched by the experience of learning French. According to the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA, there are more than 200 […]

Black Kids Learn French 101

It is easy to blame teachers, counselors, bus drivers, and the school administrators for not stopping bullying at school, but what about at home?

Is Your Child The Bully? 5 Things To Do!

Children should begin brushing their teeth, or should we say tooth, as soon as the first tooth comes in. It is recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) that children brush their teeth twice a day, once in the morning and then again at night. They also recommend brushing their teeth for at least two […]

Too Much Toothpaste Is Bad For Kids

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Our mission is to create a supportive uplifting atmosphere that encourages success and builds positive self-esteem in children. Our audience is mostly women ages 18-to-43. Please include headings to separate articles, bullet points, and sidebars for fast easy reading. Hashtags and keyword suggestions are always helpful. Don't send a query without article topics or suggestions.

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Successful Black Parenting magazine jumped into the world of animation and expanded it to include board books for children based on the animations we produce. All of the animations have main characters that are Black. “We know that representation matters and it is important to inject this diversity, not only into the animation world but […]

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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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