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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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Pay attention. In the United States, television advertising of junk food, that is high in sugar, salt, and fat, targets almost exclusively Black [and Hispanic] children. The stereotype that Black people love sugar is fueling advertising agencies to spend millions of dollars to sell their products to your child. But it’s worse than that. Advertising agencies […]

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With an African American death rate for children being 10 times that of white children, and with them being four times more likely to be admitted to the hospital for asthma, it’s time we talk to Heather McTeer Toney, the National Field Director for Moms Clean Air Force. Moms Clean Air Force is a community […]

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Contributed Post: Kids get sick, that is just a fact of life, but there’s a lot as parents that we can do to keep them as healthy as possible, as well as to deal with illness when it does rear its head. In fact, you can get some simple and clear advice on how to […]

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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

5 Things Every Parent Must Do NOW! We see them in the news, or on social media too often when we look at our handheld devices. Headlines read: ‘Young boy hangs himself,’ and ‘Teen dies from self-inflicted injuries.’ The headlines only tell part of the trauma. The unmistakable words, ‘After years, months or even weeks of […]

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

Does your child have to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in school? The answer isn’t all that complex. It is no. You see in the United States, Americans have this thing called freedom. Freedom of choice is the foundation of democracy. But just this week an 11-year-old in Florida was arrested for standing up […]

Stand For The Flag Or Else?

Black women are shying away from traditional hospital births and are opting for home water births as an alternative because it’s not only a less expensive option but it makes childbirth more of an experience and not just a process. With infant and maternity mortality rates soaring for Black women, they are choosing natural childbirth […]

Black Moms Are Loving Home Births

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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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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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Follow my blog with Bloglovin This post contains affiliate links I’m always looking for educational toys that stimulate children’s minds, to encourage and nurture them to explore science, technology, engineering, and math. It gives them a focus that will help them with school, and give them a career to think about. It is also important to […]

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