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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.How do you feel when you read these quotes, especially if you are a Black […]

Building Up Our Brown Skin Girls: Why We Should Talk To Our Black Girls About Colorism

Self-image is created by others. We learn, “If I behave this way, I am treated this way. So I MUST be this because I am treated like that.” In the case of race, those who create our self-image are greater society. If you are Black, you have unconsciously inherited society’s views of you, just as […]

Successful Black Parenting

How Building a Positive Self-Image Helps Parents and Black Children Cope with Racial Stress

Many Black parents recognize the importance of talking to their children about race, especially during the current racially charged climate filled with police brutality, divisive rhetoric, and hate crimes. However, despite understanding its significance, you may have questions regarding how to talk to your children about race, especially when your children are very young. This […]

Children Are Not Colorblind: 4 Ways to Talk to Young Children About Race

If there was a thing such as CTSD, Current Traumatic Stress Disorder, then I’m experiencing it on a daily basis. Every week there is some attack on the Black community not giving me a chance to have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Keeping up with the news each day and reading about the police shootings, the […]

Successful Black Parenting

Helping Your Child To Navigate A Racist World

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