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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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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

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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!

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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

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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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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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It’s been a running joke in the Black community for as long as I can remember that parents will put the cable bill in their child’s name, usually because the parent doesn’t have credit established or has poor credit. That is identity theft, even when it’s your child’s credit you are using. What parents don’t […]

Child Identity Theft: Protect Your Child

Contributed Post: Going through a breakup is hard enough without the involvement of kids. Here are some tips for keeping your kids happy when breaking up. Try to act civil in front of the kids Arguments between you and your partner should take place in private. Try to act civil in front of your kids […]

Breaking Up When You Have Kids Together

If your child enjoys The Finger Family Song, we have a version for you that features a Black family. We know that representation matters and it matters from a very young age. That is why Ethnic Animations, a branch of Successful Black Parenting magazine, creates cartoons, nursery rhymes, and short stories for children of color. […]

Our Black Finger Family for Toddlers

During the holidays, many parents purchased dolls for their children. There are many types of dolls available on the market but the question is when representation matters, what race of dolls do Black parents purchase for their Black children? In this case, is diversity best or not? It is important that your children have dolls […]

Do Black Dolls Really Matter?

There is power in our hair. Our natural hair has been a source on angst for white people for centuries. First, they made a law for us to cover up our hair but then we got too creative with fancy head wraps, today they prefer we chemically relax it to make them feel more comfortable as if […]

Black Students And Hair Discrimination In Schools

One of the biggest debates in the Black community is whether or not to spank your child. One point of view sees it as necessary to keep our children out of prisons. The other side sees it as teaching violence, which can lead to violent crimes and prison time. This debate leaves me with a […]

Naughty or Nice: To Spank or Not to Spank

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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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It’s a pretty pink birthday party for ballerinas with items sponsored by Kiesse’s Kids. They got you covered with birthday supplies that feature Black children on them. Here are some inspirational ideas to pull off an event such as this on a budget.  Most of the decorations and candy were purchased for under $100. The […]

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We all know that shopping carts can be full of germs and with this being flu season be sure to take advantage of the complimentary disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer at supermarkets before putting your baby in a dirty shopping cart. Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock is available at BinxyBaby.com. One thing that I always […]

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