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 […]
by Janice Celeste Years ago, every urban neighborhood had a public swimming pool where children learned to swim. There were few swim classes but many of us learned by trial and error in the presence of trained lifeguards. Today, there are still a few public pools in urban neighborhoods but due to funding cutbacks too […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If I were granted “special mom powers” to give my fellow mothers everywhere three gifts to benefit the health and future of our children, my priorities would be simple. My first gift would be clean air for all. No child should struggle to breathe, and yet, too many Black children gasp for breath and suffer […]
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