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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 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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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!

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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.These middle school years are critical in shaping your child’s future, as […]

If Your Child Is In Grades 6-8, Read This Now!

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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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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

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 […]

Road Trip – Creating Memories And Traditions

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 […]

23 Parent-Tested Tips To Keep Your Child Happy On Long Trips

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 […]

Giving Your Kids The Best Possible Start

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 […]

How Building a Positive Self-Image Helps Parents and Black Children Cope with Racial Stress

I’m a Florida resident, my family likes to visit me in Florida and take day trips to Orlando to go to Disney World. It seems like a great way to visit Disney and to save some money at the same time but it really isn’t. I live about an hour and forty minutes away from […]

Disney on a Dime: We Survived Disney For One Day

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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