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[MODERN MOM]
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There are quite a few reasons this column will never be an advice column.   I don’t have training… Read More

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To My Messy Girl

by Asha French

Dear Daughter, For days now, we’ve been putting our shoes where they belong as soon as we walk into our home. It’s… Read More

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 33:<br />
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The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 33:
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by Joicelyn Dingle

D’Anthony Marshall Smotherman is a dedicated teacher and track coach who recently moved to Atlanta. Originally from St. Louis… Read More

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"But He's a Good Dad!"

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It’s usually said defensively. Almost even reflexively, like the person saying it is so used to saying it that they’re… Read More

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[FATHER/HOOD] Kwanzaa in Retrospect

by Shawn Taylor

Two weeks after imani and the close of the holiday season, I’m left with the following question about my child’s future… Read More

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How to Fail at Positive Discipline

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How to Fail at Positive Discipline

by Asha French

Positive Discipline is a popular parenting program that teaches the establishment of firm boundaries, clear expectations, and mutual… Read More

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Shake, Baby, Shake (?)

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Shake, Baby, Shake (?)

by Asha French

“Look Mommy! I shake my butt,” my daughter said when I poked my head into the family room where she watched The Little… Read More

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'Where Did My Kwanzaa Go?'

[MODERN MOM]
'Where Did My Kwanzaa Go?'

by Asha French

I intended to write a funny story, with my typical “the children will lead us” storyline about the ways that my daughter… Read More

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Santa Is No Grandpa

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Santa Is No Grandpa

by Asha French

My daughter only wants Santa to bring her one thing this year: a real reindeer. She won’t believe the gift is impossible because… Read More

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10 Tips to Deal With Other People’s Kids<br />

[FATHER/HOOD]
10 Tips to Deal With Other People’s Kids

by Shawn Taylor

A while back, I led a parenting group for parents with children involved in the juvenile justice system. I started the group reviewing… Read More

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