parenting

Mother Creates Black Natural Hair Doll To Help Daughters Appreciate Their Features

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Teaching young Black girls to appreciate their beautiful brown skin and natural hair can become a trying task when they are constantly exposed to images of beauty that don’t mimic their own look and one mother has taken a creative approach to getting the job...

Is It Really Necessary To Discipline A Child By Publicly Humiliating Them On Social Media?

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At the risk of sounding like one of those anti-corporal punishment Nazis who keep Children’s Services on speed dial just in case things get out of hand at the local grocery store, I have to say this pervasive trend of parents using social media to...

Open Thread: What Would You Do If You Were The Baltimore Mother?

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So we’ve heard both sides already. Toya Graham, the Baltimore mother who beat her son on television. And also her son, who pretty much said he deserved it. Many people applaud the mother, but even more are shaking their heads at her. What Graham’s action...

Open Thread: Can Black Parents Raise Narcissists?

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In my lifetime, I’ve met plenty of black narcissists. Way too many to count. But a recent article written for Salon by Ylonda Gault Caviness,  author of the forthcoming release Child, Please: How Mama’s Old School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself, states that...