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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

[MODERN MOM]<br />
How to Fail at Positive Discipline

[MODERN MOM]
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 (?)

[MODERN MOM]
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

The Coolest Black Kid in America,<br />
No. 3: Djali Brown-Cepeda [VIDEO]

The Coolest Black Kid in America,
No. 3: Djali Brown-Cepeda [VIDEO]

Djali Brown-Cepeda has a rhythm of joy in her heart about life. The 16- year-old speaks with delight and depth, combined with a refreshing… 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

 Why I'm Against 'Daddy Days'

Why Men Shouldn't Get "Extra Credit" for Taking Care of Their Kids

by The Atlantic

When my son was born, I stayed at home. And for most of our relationship, my wife made more money than me. (Can't make them Benjis… Read More

[MODERN MOM]<br />
Santa Is No Grandpa

[MODERN MOM]
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

[FATHER/HOOD]<br />
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

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 32: The Smiths

The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 32: The Smiths

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

March 27, 1989 was the day Shalena and Calvin Smith went from being best friends to embarking on a relationship. The couple made… Read More

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