Of all of the things Black people have to worry about killing us in this world, we just can’t be complacent when it comes to something as mundane as our homes. We have to be pro-active with prevention and preparation.Nationally, the risk of fire-related death for African Americans is almost twice that of individuals of […]
This article is part of the “Raising Resilient Kids” series – a partnership with the RESilience Initiative of the American Psychological Association. Each article features science-informed tips and resources for African American parents on how to build resilience in our kids. People come to America from all over the world, bringing with them their cultures, […]
I hear it all of the time from working parents about how difficult it is to take off from work to check on their children at school and their statement is valid. If your off from work then you’re tired. But, if you have to pick just one event to meet your child’s teacher, go […]
Congratulations! You got a new job. You’re expecting new income but yet you don’t feel like celebrating as much as you should. Why not? Because now that you’ve accepted the new position with higher pay, your responsibilities have increased on the job. Typically, that means longer hours or being much more accessible than you were […]
One of the sweetest things a parent can do is to leave a love note in their child’s lunch box. This works with all ages, although you will have to be more discrete with school-age children and teens so they aren’t teased by their peers.If you pack a lunch for a preschooler, leave them pictures […]
This article has been reprinted with permission from HerLifeSparkles.comYay, the kids are headed back-to-school. No more snacking uncontrollably, drinking all the juice or toys all over the house. Let’s pause the excitement for a bit and have a quick heart-to-heart. Y’all, nothing annoys me more than seeing parents carelessly share personal information at back-to-school time. […]
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.