WHO IS MRS. BOOKBINDER? Well, preschoolers may not be talking about it, but they probably have overheard their teachers ask themselves, “What would Mrs. Bookbinder do?” Mrs. Bookbinder is a female figure with butterfly wings and antennae who squats to be eye-level with her students and helps them come up with solutions to challenges they […]
Pregnant moms go through many emotions when we carry a child. You’re experiencing one of the most transforming moments in your life. In addition, you want to surround yourself with culture and positivity as you anticipate the birth of your new baby. Carolyn Clarke has made it easy for expecting moms to document their nine-month journey […]
It’s National Breastfeeding Awareness month, and an excellent time to evaluate some issues arising about breastfeeding and Black women. Statistics have shown that there is a widening gap between Black and White breastfeeding initiation rates. It moved from 24 percentage points in 2000 to 16 percentage points in 2008. As if this is not enough, […]
by Marta Sánchez, Ph.D. For many teens across the country, summers usually represent free time. Schools on traditional nine month calendars are out and youth employment rates skyrocket. This means more teens are on the road, some getting to their jobs while others may be out with friends. With no homework to do, evenings are also […]
by Marta Sánchez, Ph.D. Summer vacation from school may present unique tensions for teens that younger children do not face. For one, teens are still bound to the family and to the family’s rules because of their underage status, yet may long for the greater freedoms young adults enjoy. Where the neighborhood playground or backyard […]
by Marta Sánchez, Ph.D. Media and Tweens: How Is Your Child Being Affected? Images in the media can possibly affect your children’s behavior and grades and influence their future. It’s time for a serious talk right now. A 2010 study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that social media, television, music, videos and cell phones […]
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