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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.

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Looking for Black-owned toys and toys that represent Black culture? Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide will help you find the perfect toy.

2022 Successful Black Parenting’s Holiday Toy Guide 🎁

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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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Looking for Black-owned toys and toys that represent Black culture? Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide will help you find the perfect toy.

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2022 Successful Black Parenting’s Holiday Toy Guide 🎁

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If you’re looking to create a traditional holiday experience this year, we’ve put together a quick guide to help make your planning easier.

A Quick Guide on Creating The Perfect Family Holiday Experience This Year

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?

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?

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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

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

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

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“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

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?

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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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The CDC is warning pregnant people not to eat cheeses and deli meat due to a listeria outbreak that puts them and their babies at risk.

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Being a parent can be incredibly difficult. There is a lot that you have to deal with when it comes to looking after little ones. When children are younger, their immune system isn’t as strong as adults’. This results in them catching a lot of bugs and getting sick. Some illnesses are more common in […]

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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.

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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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Raising teenagers is tough because you have to walk a fine line between looking after them and giving them their independence. It’s a time of change for them and they are learning to explore the world on their own, which means that they don’t always want your input. In some cases, it’s important for teenagers to do things on their own and learn from their mistakes.However, […]

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The pandemic brought the issue of mental health to the fore of societal discourse. Mental health was a major source of concern during the lockdown months. But even in the middle of all that, a key segment of the population was ignored, Blacks and other minorities.The bulk of mental health coping strategies and techniques that […]

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If Your Black Child Plays Football, This Hidden Trait Could Kill Him

You and your children could have this trait and not even know you have it and you can easily find out by just asking your obstetrician.

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How to prioritize your teens mental health and wellbeing, successful black parenting

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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Rep. John Lewis' Fight Goes On for Black Children To Breathe

It is the anniversary of Rep. John Lewis’ death and parents are continuing the fight for their children to breathe.

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Parenting can be tiring and challenging enough without also having to cope with chronic pain.

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If you are a parent to a child living with sickle cell anemia it is paramount to learn as much about your child’s condition as possible.

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A mother moves to Costa Rica and learns about natural health benefits for her child that work better than pharmaceuticals.

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Are you battling with your child about wearing a face mask? Here are 8 tips to help your child adjust to wearing face masks.

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Contributed PostSo you’re completely ready for a baby, but your body isn’t on board and things are difficult. You want to learn what can cause problems with getting pregnant and how you can get past some of these issues.Photo by George Jr Kamau from PexelsYou may be wondering why your body isn’t cooperating with what […]

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The Amazing Zoe Defeats The Germie Germlins

The Amazing Zoe: Defeats The Germie Germlins helps young children understand the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as they return to school.

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COVID and Minority Children

Minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children have significantly higher rates of COVID-19 infection, a new study shows.

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Sometimes our health takes a turn, but we’re not quite sure why. It seems as though there is no obvious cause, but you no longer feel as well as you did a short time ago.

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Why compression socks during pregnancy? Pregnancy leads to an increase in bodily fluids, which can cause edema and varicose veins. Moreover, the expanding uterus also exerts pressure on pelvic veins and the vena cava. There are chances of fluid accumulating in your tissues and blood pooling in the lower body, visible as swelling and varicose veins. Compression stockings can help by massaging the muscles and resulting in blood to move upwards, thus relieving swelling and cramping in the lower extremities. Another concern that they can resolve for pregnant women is deep vein thrombosis or DVT, which can cause life-threatening complications if not treated. If you are at high risk of developing the condition, your gynecologist will probably recommend compression socks for you. How to choose compression socks for pregnancy? Your doctor may recommend wearing compression stockings or you may want to wear them as a precautionary measure. Whatever the case may be, it makes sense to choose the best compression socks because you shouldn’t settle for anything but the best when it comes to having a safe pregnancy. There are certain factors to bear in mind while choosing them. Essentially, the fit should be snug, but not uncomfortably tight and they should also feel firm enough to provide adequate support. Though over-the-counter pairs are regarded as safe for most women, you may seek advice from the gynecologist if you want to wear ones with stronger compression levels. There are also variants with graduated compression, stronger at the feet, and relaxed up the calf length. These pairs are more comfortable for all-day wear. There are also variants in lengths you can pick according to your preference, starting from short ones to those which reach up to the knee. How to wear compression socks during pregnancy? After buying compression socks, you would also want to know about using them during pregnancy. Ideally, you should have them on right at the start of the day. They are more effective at staving off swelling rather than reversing it. Moreover, it gets harder to wear them later during the day because your feet and legs are likely to be already swollen. It is recommended to wear them while walking, standing or sitting, as long as you feel comfortable. However, you can take them off at bedtime because your feet and legs will be straight, at the same level as your body. Compression socks are a good investment for pregnant women because they can prevent painful leg cramps and more serious varicose veins as well. Just check with your doctor and start wearing them for a safe and comfortable pregnancy

A common problems women come across is leg cramps, which may be accompanied by edema, a condition characterized by swollen and aching feet.

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It is your job as a parent to protect your child and to keep them safe from COVID at school by any means necessary.

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Tsakani got her first period at age 13 and her sisters threw her a First Moon Period Party as her rites of passage into the beginning of womanhood.

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Looking for culturally-cute holiday pajamas this season? We are hooking you up with Dreams And Jammies Holiday PJs for kids!

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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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