by Janice Celeste Every summer we’d take a road trip in my parents’ Chevy Impala from Philadelphia to visit my dad’s family in Pensacola, Florida. In the car was my mom (who didn’t drive), my dad, my little brother, and then there was me. From age 16 on, I’d help my dad with the driving. What […]
Recommended for children Ages 7-12 What better way to celebrate Father’s Day and the lineage of dads than reading about Papa Lemon in the book series of his namesake, “Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers.” Author Lehman Riley immortalized his childhood hero, his grandfather known as Papa Lemon, in children’s books that he wrote in honor of […]
Everything for Grandparentsby Janice CelesteThere’s nothing more glorious than wanting to spend quality time with your grandchildren but then again, sometimes you just don’t really quite want to.I became a grandmother at age 48 and I love every second that I get to spend with my beautiful granddaughter, but I’ve done my time and I […]
Travel with Children PHILADELPHIA, June 12, 2016 from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. — Mark your calendars, the ODUNDE festival is coming in June. It’s known as the largest street festival in the country for African American families and was created in 1975 by Lois Fernandez and Ruth Arthur. Festival organizers report attendance of up to 500,000 people […]
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.