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.
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.
Successful Black Parenting, the first national magazine for Black parents.
School’s out for the summer, which means it’s also the most popular time for families to move. Statistics show that more and more African-American families are moving south. This exodus has been termed, “The Great Reverse-Migration.” Moving is already hectic enough, but having young children can make it even more difficult. Not only do you […]
Dr. Kari Williams (Trichologist, creator of Goddess Locs, Stylist to Meagan Good, Ava Duvernay) and Chef Tirzah Love (Celebrity Chef and Owner of Tirzah Catering LLC.), have joined forces to create a few simple recipes to fight postpartum hair loss.“Postpartum hair loss can set in any day after your baby arrives, and it sometimes continues […]
In the United States, pregnant Black women and their newborn babies are at risk of dying in hospitals and shortly after. “In the United States, Black women are three to four times more likely to die of a pregnancy-related death than white women, and recent studies suggest that up to half of all maternal deaths […]
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 […]
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The Birds & The Bees: The Talk
by Janice Celeste Every summer we’d take a road trip in my parents’ Chevy Impala from Philadelphia to visit my dad’s family in Pensacola, Florida. In the car was my mom (who didn’t drive), my dad, my little brother, and then there was me. From age 16 on, I’d help my dad with the driving. What […]
We asked parents how they manage to travel with young children and not go completely insane. What made it easier on them? Moms came through big time with some awesome tips that they’ve actually used themselves. If you’re traveling this summer by car, train or plane, these tips will help you have a pleasant trip. If you […]
Contributed PostWhen your baby is born and you’re filled with all the love in the world, you can’t help but picture how their lives are going to pan out. You can’t wait to see what your little minion will become, and just how happy they’ll be along the way. As soon as we know we’re […]
Self-image is created by others. We learn, “If I behave this way, I am treated this way. So I MUST be this because I am treated like that.” In the case of race, those who create our self-image are greater society. If you are Black, you have unconsciously inherited society’s views of you, just as […]
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 […]
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 […]
Contributed Post Parenting requires a lot of energy. When you’re suffering from chronic pain, it can be a struggle to give this energy, leading to stress and exhaustion, which only makes the pain worse. By learning to manage your pain and communicating with your kids, you may be able to make it easier to manage parenting […]
Brown Ballerina Birthday Party Theme
The Birds & The Bees: The Talk
When in a relationship, it is vital that you work TOGETHER on everything, this includes your finances. Here are some basic tips that can help you implement a cohesive couple-strategy for your household:
One of the things that I miss as a renter is having my own garden and one of the most miraculous things your child can experience is how things grow, especially when it comes to their food. Children experience gardening with all of their senses. Have them smell the unique aroma of tomato leaves, let […]
Guess what? Those parental restrictions that you put on your teen’s phone won’t keep them from viewing pornography. Today’s porn isn’t like sneaking a peek at dirty magazines as in yesteryear. It is often violent sexual acts that your child will view. Some of the biggest culprits are websites teens visit multiple times a day […]
Your children aren’t always in class — during the summer, and other periods throughout the year, they’ll be out of school. How can you ensure that these free periods are put to the best use, and contribute to your child’s growth and development? Let’s take a look.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 a positive, uplifting publication that supports and advocates for Black parents internationally. We help you to build your children up, so that society can’t break them down.