When shopping for school supplies, today’s parents can’t simply hit up the dollar store for No. 2 pencils, three-ring binders, and other basics. Student must-haves now include everything from neon backpacks and coordinated pencil cases to pricey laptops and tablets.If it feels like retailers are hyping back-to-school shopping more than ever before, it’s because they […]
Contributed Post:How stressful is pregnancy?Expecting mothers and those who are trying to conceive know how difficult it can be to have a baby. Unfortunately, as pregnancy is often perceived as a natural – if not expected – period in the life of a woman, many are left blaming themselves for feeling inadequate when they struggle […]
As the seasons change, we have to make sure we prep our children’s diaper bags so they are ready to go with everything from a new set of clothes to change in that we keep in the bottom in a zip-lock bag to adding sunblock for the end-of-summer super-hot sun. Here are a few essentials […]
Celebrate Buffalo Soldiers Day on July 28th to commemorate the formation of the all-black group comprised of African American Army soldiers in 1866. The Native American’s who they fought gave them the nickname, “Buffalo Soldiers.” Both books, Buffalo Soldiers: Heroes Of The American West by Brynn Baker and Buffalo Soldiers of the American West by […]
Most of us strive to raise a successful well-balanced child. This process becomes more complicated when the home environment is unstable or has the threat of not remaining stable, such as in a divorce or when a parent has cancer. My wife Cecelia and I were forced to deal with this situation while raising our […]
On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave the speech which many now call, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July. Douglass was enslaved and escaped to his freedom. Even though his life was in danger speaking out against slavery as a Black man and he constantly lived under the threat of being recaptured […]
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.