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Every stage of parenting is challenging, and just as you get used to one step, everything changes, and you feel like you are starting all over again. As soon as your newborn begins to sleep more and you feel like you are getting the hang of things, they start moving and eating, and a range […]

How to talk to a distant teen

Bonding with a Distant Teen

Black child suicide rates are twice those of their white peers. When is tough love too much and perhaps it’s time for some soft love instead?

What if Tough Love is too Tough

What If Tough Love In Black Families Is Too Tough?

Tsakani got her first period at age 13 and her sisters threw her a First Moon Period Party as her rites of passage into the beginning of womanhood.

Menstrual Period Party

Girls’ Rites of Passage – WOMBmanhood Period Party

Guess what? Those parental restrictions that you put on your teen’s phone won’t keep them from viewing pornography. Today’s porn isn’t like sneaking a peek at dirty magazines as in yesteryear. It is often violent sexual acts that your child will view. Some of the biggest culprits are websites teens visit multiple times a day […]

Successful Black Parenting

Protect Your Child From Social Media Porn

If you haven’t heard, the newest challenge trending with pre-teens and teens is the 48 Hour Challenge, where children fake their own abduction to see how much attention they can get. They judge each other by how many shares and likes their missing posts receive on social media. The danger in this particular challenge is […]

Successful Black Parenting magazine

4 Tips To Keep Your Child Out Of The 48 Hour Challenge

If you’re not talking to your teens about sex, social media will. A new study published in the journal of Nursing Research shows that African American teens who use condoms or some sort of protection found the information on the Internet. This correlation makes online marketing a valuable space for advertisers to discuss sex with […]

Successful Black Parenting Sex Education

Sex Ed, Black Teens and Social Media

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