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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 and to create a social impact while reducing inequalities. Successful Black Parenting covers breaking news, and topics with new research, statistics, and demographics pertinent to the Black family.

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.

THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION'S (APA) RESilience Initiative

Successful Black Parenting, the first national print magazine for Black parents was established in 1993 in Philadelphia by its founders, Janice Robinson-Celeste, MBA and Marta Sánchez, Ph.D.  They relaunched the publication online internationally in 2017 and are now located in Los Angeles.

Successful Black Parenting™, the first national magazine for Black parents.

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All preschools are not the same. A 10-year research study shows that some preschools can be detrimental to your child’s development.

Is Preschool Bad For Your Child?

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It is difficult to determine an autism diagnosis for Black boys, but Black girls often slip through the cracks and don’t get treatment until they are older. And by then it can be too late.

Are Black Girls Overlooked For Autism Diagnoses?

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If your child says, “I’m gay,” what will you say? Perhaps they want to tell you that they are transgender or identity differently than the sex in which they were born. Your response can make them or break them.

If Your Child Says I’m Gay, What Will You Say?

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Black motherhood guilt is real and even Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke of it during her hearing to be appointed to the Supreme Court. How do you manage Black motherhood guilt?

Ketanji Brown Jackson & Black Motherhood Guilt

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The baby formula crisis is not going away soon, and babies need to eat. What is a parent to do? Check out our baby formula resource list.

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Resources: Where Can I Find Baby Formula?

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Be careful, your childhood experiences shape your personality as an adult. Let’s take a look at how your childhood trauma may affect your parenting style today.

How Your Childhood Experiences Affect Your Parenting Style

All preschools are not the same. A 10-year research study shows that some preschools can be detrimental to your child’s development.

Is Preschool Bad For Your Child?

It is difficult to determine an autism diagnosis for Black boys, but Black girls often slip through the cracks and don’t get treatment until they are older. And by then it can be too late.

Are Black Girls Overlooked For Autism Diagnoses?

If your child says, “I’m gay,” what will you say? Perhaps they want to tell you that they are transgender or identity differently than the sex in which they were born. Your response can make them or break them.

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If Your Child Says I’m Gay, What Will You Say?

Black motherhood guilt is real and even Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke of it during her hearing to be appointed to the Supreme Court. How do you manage Black motherhood guilt?

Ketanji Brown Jackson & Black Motherhood Guilt

Recreation.gov launches the 2022 ‘Share Your Story’ contest to discover stories from people across the nation who experience nature in a new way.

“Share Your Story” Writing Contest for Outdoor Adventurists

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The joke that sparked a violent reaction from actor Will Smith at the Oscars centered on his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss. A dermatologist explains the causes and treatment for alopecia.

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What Is Alopecia? It’s No Laughing Matter For Millions Of Black American Women

Senator Ted Cruz tried to connect Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to an anti-racist baby book. Here are more woke baby books for parents.

Ted Cruz and Anti Racist Baby

Don’t Sleep on ‘Woke’ Baby Books, Kids Do See Color

Palatable Black history is featured in schools during Black History Month. With Critical Race Theory critics, will the truth ever be taught?

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Critical Race Theory And Palatable Black History

Did you know? According to the Institute for Policy Studies, it takes the average black family 228 years to build the same amount of wealth as a white family. This statistic isn’t a complete surprise, given the late start that Black Americans got when it comes to financial education, as well as wealth access and management, […]

4 Financial Lessons Our Black Kids Won’t Learn in School

“Repeat after me,” Yazmin’s father said as he dropped her off at preschool.“You are Black and beautiful, you are smart, you are kind, you are important, and you can do anything” Yazmin, in her tiny yet confident voice, yelled from her car seat, “I am Black and beautiful, I am smart, I am kind, I […]

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Building Strong Racial Identities In Black Children

President Barack Obama has a new version of his book, Dreams From My Father, written specifically for young adults.

For Young Adults: Barack Obama Dreams From My Father

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Coping strategies to deal with stress are so important. If we manage stress in the right way, we can stop it from getting in the way of our lives. But if we lean on unhealthy coping strategies, it can cause all manner of problems.When your children are young, they take their cues from you and they pick up on the way that you deal with stress. It’s absolutely essential that you […]

Why It’s So Important To Teach Healthy Stress Coping Strategies To Your Children

Your child doesn’t sleep all night? You might not be doing it right. Try these expert tips from sleep trainers to get a good night’s sleep.

Go To Bed! Getting Children To Go To Sleep

Encouraging friendship when a child has autism. This is the perspective of a parent on how to make friends.

Encouraging Friendships When A Child Has Autism

Black child suicide rates are twice those of their white peers. When is tough love too much and perhaps it’s time for some soft love instead?

What if Tough Love is too Tough

What If Tough Love In Black Families Is Too Tough?

This is one of my favorite interviews. I interviewed Karen and Deon Derrioco from TLC’s hit show, Doubling Down With The Derricos. They currently have 14 “amazing” children and as I conducted this interview, it was rumored that more babies could be on the way. The couple has a 14-year-old daughter, Darian, a nine-year-old son Derrick, and the eight-year-old twins Dallas and Denver (who are hilarious all […]

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BackTalk: Digging In Deep With The Derricos

A parent must prioritize their teen’s mental health and wellbeing to give them the support needed to overcome challenges and thrive.

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How To Prioritize Your Teen’s Mental Health And Wellbeing

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Discover 7 simple ways to help your child become more responsible. Learn ways to make responsibility fun, when to introduce critical thinking skills, and more.

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Encouraging Responsibility in Your Children: 7 Keys for Success

Children’s party planning is a booming industry, yet representation is not there when it comes to children of color. Andrea Lyons, founder, and CEO of Anna+Pookie, a Black woman-owned start-up offering a line of party supplies for children of color, wants to change that. The company’s goal is to help mothers celebrate their children with […]

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According to child psychologists, most children develop self-esteem by age five. As a parent or caregiver, I’m sure you know how critical it is to help your children create a positive self-image.However, it takes even more effort and a village to help Black and brown children build self-esteem when they constantly see themselves through negative […]

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Introducing TinkyPoo, the first highly absorbent and inclusive diaper company that believes “seeing yourself makes all the difference”. TinkyPoo’s diapers are made with plant-based materials that are organic and super-absorbent ensuring that they are healthy and effective for baby’s delicate skin. Ranging from Newborn to Size 4, each diaper features bright, beautiful designs that bring […]

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Just in time for holiday dinners, this Black-owned ice cream company offers soul food dessert-flavored ice cream, like sweet potato pie!

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We are loving this new book by Rebel Girls: Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic.

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Teaching Financial Literacy to African American children

Teaching Black children about money at a young age sets them up for success as a young adult and helps to build wealth.

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Black and Brown children live in a world where they rarely see images that look like them, now a mom has launched a line of wall decals to change that.Inspired by her young daughter, Pastor, mom, and founder of Tiny Tots and Tikes, Cynthia Jackson created a line of decals that reflect positive and creative […]

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The Tushbaby will save your back when carrying a baby, especially a heavy baby.

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