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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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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 […]

What is Going On With Black Maternity Rates?

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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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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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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 […]

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Children have stress too and as parents, we can’t dismiss it just because they are children. Their stress comes in all sizes from anxiety about a test, to a bully at school and they may never tell you what they are going through. It’s all valid life stress, which teaches children coping skills. But what […]

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There is a good reason to wean your child off social media or to cut back on their screen time. It has been shown that a rise in depression among teens and young adults could be linked to social media use.We know that Black teens are online more than white teens. Being online more often […]

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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 […]

“I’m A Big Kid” Cartoon Promotes Positive Mental Health

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 […]

They Do Come With Instructions: Effective Black Parenting Classes

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

It is easy to blame teachers, counselors, bus drivers, and the school administrators for not stopping bullying at school, but what about at home?

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

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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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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Phelicia is the author of the TAY Early Reader Series and is a native of California and has her roots in the Bay Area. She’s a wife, mother to four and grandmother to one. She has a Masters in Reading Leadership with a focus on Multicultural Literature. Her sixteen years in education includes working for private, charter and public schools. She admits one of her greatest joys in teaching included teaching her own four children to read. It was during the homeschool years that she learned that not all children learn the same way and that there isn't a "one size fits all curriculum." She's currently a Reading Specialist and Site Literacy Lead. She also coordinates a summer Kindergarten Intervention Program for African American Children. Phelicia is a literacy advocate and very passionate about early literacy. Teaching students to learn to read well, think critically, and develop a love of literacy is a portion of her work. Assuring students have access to literature that reflects their lives and cultures in a positive light is the fuel of her passion.


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