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‘My Daughter’s Hair Is Not a Problem to Solve’

‘My Daughter’s Hair Is Not a Problem to Solve’

by Asha French   Apr 14, 2014

These days, all the kinks are curly, all the chicks are mixed, but some of us just have hair. So I’m not going to... Read More

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Teaching Race to ‘Post-Racial’ Kids

[MODERN MOM]
Teaching Race to 'Post-Racial' Kids

by Asha French   Apr 07, 2014

Tolerance is the latest trend in contemporary parenting. White parents are figuring out how to teach their children about race; i.e. how to attach... Read More

[MODERN MOM] 'Why I Want My Daughter to Hit Me Back'

[MODERN MOM]
'Why I Want My Daughter to Hit Me Back'

by Asha French   Mar 17, 2014

Last month—Black History Month—ended with a nod to slavery, as a father brutally beat his son in a school cafeteria following a parent-teacher conference.... Read More

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The Private School Conundrum

[MODERN MOM]
The Private School Conundrum

by Asha French   Feb 17, 2014

I’m not an expert on public education reform; I’m just a mother who recently visited a private school and saw, for the first time,... Read More

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My Advice Diet

by Asha French   Jan 27, 2014

There are quite a few reasons this column will never be an advice column.   I don’t have training in early childhood development. I’ve... Read More

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‘Where Did My Kwanzaa Go?’

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

by Asha French   Dec 30, 2013

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

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Failing the Family Holiday Rules

[MODERN MOM]
Failing the Family Holiday Rules

by Asha French   Dec 02, 2013

I spent Thanksgiving in bed watching a My Little Pony marathon. I got up at the appropriate times to feed, bathe, and half-heartedly potty... Read More

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Playground Survival

[MODERN MOM]
Playground Survival

by Asha French   Nov 18, 2013

As I tucked my daughter in the other night, she told me to that a little girl had been kicking her quiet friend in... Read More

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Best Friends, For Life

[MODERN MOM]
Best Friends, For Life

by Asha French   Nov 04, 2013

My daughter has chosen and been chosen by the little girl across the street. They laugh warm puffs into the streetlight’s glow and chase... Read More

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The Witching Hour

[MODERN MOM]
The Witching Hour

by Asha French   Oct 28, 2013

We are standing between a witch and a White model when my daughter asked, “Why the witch scary, Mommy?” It is Halloween season. Witches,... Read More