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“Repeat after me,” Yazmin’s father said as he dropped her off at preschool.“You are Black and beautiful, you are smart, you are kind, you are important, and you can do anything” Yazmin, in her tiny yet confident voice, yelled from her car seat, “I am Black and beautiful, I am smart, I am kind, I […]

Affirmations for the Black Family

Building Strong Racial Identities In Black Children

Nowadays, parents often complain about their teen’s mental health; every teen struggles with either anxiety or depression. Moreover, it is not easy for a parent to differentiate between a normal teenage growing depression and anxiety. That’s why parents must understand the warning signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in their adolescence. When parents are […]

Anxiety and Depression in Adolescence: Everything You Need to Know

  Helping your child to develop confidence will help them to stand up for themselves and take pride in who they are. The road to developing this confidence can be difficult for teenagers especially. This is why you should do whatever you can as a parent to help your child develop self-esteem. This is not […]

Teaching Your Child Self Confidence

Start the Movement Right From Your Living Room: Positioning Your Black Children as Change Agents, Historians & CreativesWhew! The academic year is finally over and the summer is in full swing. The previous academic year ended in an unprecedented fashion, and left parents questioning the quality of their child’s distance education experience. Considering that several […]

A Movement: Positioning Black Youth As Change Agents, Historians, & Creatives

You may often hear the phrase, “Support Black Businesses,” and yes, it helps to do so but one type of Black business that is starting to boom is children’s literature that features Black main characters and that is written and published by Black authors. Yes, buy Black books by Black authors and publishers! Successful Black […]

Black Children’s Books You Don’t Know About — Yet!

This is a nine-part series. The following information has been reprinted with permission from Dr. Carl James of York University. We will publish each grade level in reverse order, beginning with grade 12. Some information has been edited and truncated for an international appeal.Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten is the beginning of your child’s formal education. It […]

If Your Child Is In Pre-K or Kindergarten, Read This Right Now!

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