Successful Black Parenting

Successful Black Parenting Established in 1993, we are the 1st national Black parenting magazine for African-American parents and we relaunched!
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Successful Black Parenting is a magazine website that portrays the unique characteristics and lifestyle of the Black family. We offer information on child development, parenting, and other family issues important to adults working with or raising Black children. We are a forum for parents to share their experiences in support of one another.

Mission: Successful Black Parenting (magazine) Launched in July 1995 by Janice Robinson-Lopez (3) , President and Marta Sanchez-Speer, Managing Editor was the first magazine for African-American parents published in the United States (5). The magazine was published under Robinson-Lopez’ company KLS Communications (10). She started when Robinson-Lopez worked as a Child Development Specialist (12) for the LifeRoots program at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, part of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She couldn’t find a parenting magazine that urban parents could relate and partnered with Sanchez-Spear to create one. The magazine launched with 35,000 copies, mostly free circulation to physicians offices but quickly grew to 100,000. A few months later in September, their competitor, Black Child magazine launched (7). Columns included Primp ’N’ Pamper (beauty), Hookin’ Ya Up (new products and services), Kids Korner (early childhood education for children), My Family’s Doctor (health advice sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, Young’Uns (grand parenting), As We Grow (milestones), Kumba (arts & crafts), Rites of Passage (adolescent issues), Nubian Dad (dad’s point of view on parenting), and Own My Own (single parenting issues). (9) Successful Black Parenting’s advisory board included prestigious members of academia including Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, consultant to “The Cosby Show,” author of Raising Black Children and Harvard Medical School psychiatrist; Dr. Darlene A. Lawrence, member of the American Academy of Family Physicians; Susan Ingram, Pittsburgh-based publisher (1), Dr. Harriet Pipes-McAdoo, professor in the Department of Family and Child Ecology at Michigan State University and President of the National Council on Family Relations; Dr. Fayneese S. Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology and Directory of Minority Health Training at UCLA and Dr. Molefe Kente Asante, Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Temple University and author.

06/18/2020

Come and learn about books featuring Black children as main characters by Black authors

FUNNY KIDS! “"Got my kid a new lamp for her room. She wanted to know when the genie would come out." ..#funnykids  #kids...
06/14/2020

FUNNY KIDS! “"Got my kid a new lamp for her room. She wanted to know when the genie would come out."
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Love me some big hair babies.
06/14/2020

Love me some big hair babies.

If you missed our podcast about finding REAL WORK-AT-HOME JOBS (no scams), listen to the replay! Share with someone who ...
06/14/2020
REAL Work-At-Home-Jobs For Moms by BACKtalk Podcast by Successful Black Parenting magazine • A podcast on Anchor

If you missed our podcast about finding REAL WORK-AT-HOME JOBS (no scams), listen to the replay! Share with someone who is out of work or who wants to make money at home.

2020 has been a rough year with COVID-19, racial unrest, and unemployment at an all-time high. It feels like we're in a recession. If you're looking for a job or just want to work from home, listen to this broadcast for legitimate work-at-home-jobs on a website created by a mom. Whitney Bonds was pr...

QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Never talk bad about the other parent because your child is half of them and internalizes the hate.” ...
06/03/2020

QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Never talk bad about the other parent because your child is half of them and internalizes the hate.” - Janice Robinson-Celeste, Publisher of Successful Black Parenting magazine.
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There is just something about those tiny feet. ❤️ #blackparentingmagazine #successfulblackparenting #blackparents
06/03/2020

There is just something about those tiny feet. ❤️ #blackparentingmagazine #successfulblackparenting #blackparents

"Talking Tips For Black Parents Discussing The Riots"Your children are paying attention. Our children’s worlds have been...
06/03/2020
Talking Tips For Black Parents Discussing The Riots - Successful Black Parenting Magazine

"Talking Tips For Black Parents Discussing The Riots"

Your children are paying attention. Our children’s worlds have been changed forever and a scar is being formed on their psyche that will resonate throughout their entire life. Depending on your children’s ages, they know something scary is happening and we as their parents have to acknowledge their feelings. It’s heartbreaking. Parents want their children to have normalcy and to thrive in the world but we cannot do this when the world is on fire right in front of us. Black parents can’t raise children in a normal environment when their very life is at stake because of racism and hate. We are in a social justice war and we are witnessing a revolution...

https://successfulblackparenting.com/2020/05/31/talking-tips-for-black-parents-discussing-the-riots/

Your children are paying attention. Our children’s worlds have been changed forever and a scar is being formed on their psyche that will resonate throughout their entire life. Depending on your children’s ages, they know something scary is happening and we as their parents have to acknowledge th...

QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Tell your children that you are glad they are yours.” - Janice Robinson-Celeste, Publisher of Success...
06/02/2020

QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Tell your children that you are glad they are yours.” - Janice Robinson-Celeste, Publisher of Successful Black Parenting magazine.
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NEW POST ALERT: ⚖️🧑🏿‍⚖️ “Encourage your sassy children to become prosecutors, public defenders, and judges because the s...
06/02/2020

NEW POST ALERT: ⚖️🧑🏿‍⚖️ “Encourage your sassy children to become prosecutors, public defenders, and judges because the sassy children are the ones who are usually the quick-thinkers. You know that child who can debate with you to a point that you can’t deny them or the one that finds flaws in your argument that you can’t qualify? Those children have the potential to see through arguments and find truth and justice.” 👩🏾‍⚖️ [FIND THE ARTICLE ON OUR WEBSITE - LINK IN BIO]
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QUOTE OF THE DAY! Watch what you do, they don’t forget! “When your children are adults, they will tell you all of the th...
06/01/2020

QUOTE OF THE DAY! Watch what you do, they don’t forget! “When your children are adults, they will tell you all of the things you did that hurt them and you will feel that pain.” - Janice Robinson-Celeste, Publisher of Successful Black Parenting magazine.
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NEW POST ALERT: “Your children are paying attention. Our children’s worlds have been changed forever and a scar is being...
06/01/2020

NEW POST ALERT: “Your children are paying attention. Our children’s worlds have been changed forever and a scar is being formed on their psyche that will resonate throughout their entire life. Depending on your children’s ages, they know something scary is happening and we as their parents have to acknowledge their feelings. It’s heartbreaking. Parents want their children to have normalcy and to thrive in the world but we cannot do this when the world is on fire right in front of us. Black parents can’t raise children in a normal environment when their very life is at stake because of racism and hate. We are in a social justice war and we are witnessing a revolution…” [FIND THE ARTICLE ON OUR WEBSITE - LINK IN BIO]
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QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Your job as a parent is to teach your child to survive this world using all of their talents.” - Jani...
06/01/2020

QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Your job as a parent is to teach your child to survive this world using all of their talents.” - Janice Robinson-Celeste, Publisher of Successful Black Parenting magazine.
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How to discuss the riots and racial violence with your children...
06/01/2020
Talking Tips For Black Parents Discussing The Riots - Successful Black Parenting Magazine

How to discuss the riots and racial violence with your children...

AuthorJanice Robinson-celesteFounder and publisher of Successful Black Parenting magazine. Janice is an early childhood specialist and former teacher.Your children are paying attention. Our children’s worlds have been changed forever and a scar is being formed on their psyche that will resonate th...

NEW POST ALERT: “When I first got pregnant with my second son in 2017, I was so excited because my planning worked. I th...
05/30/2020

NEW POST ALERT: “When I first got pregnant with my second son in 2017, I was so excited because my planning worked. I thought to myself it would be a great idea if I did a 5K every month of my pregnancy. I had run 5Ks before and worked out my entire first pregnancy, no big deal right?” - Dr. Alexia McClerkin, 36 -Chiropractor [LINK IN BIO - FIND ARTICLE ON OUR WEBSITE]
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🚨 NEW POST ALERT and NEW COLUMN: My Pregnancy Story! Have a good story, inbox me. #PREGNANT
05/30/2020
MY PREGNANCY STORY: Dr. Alexia McClerkin, DC, RN - Successful Black Parenting Magazine

🚨 NEW POST ALERT and NEW COLUMN: My Pregnancy Story! Have a good story, inbox me. #PREGNANT

Dr. Alexia McClerkin, 36 ChiropractorThe Sports and Wellness DocWhen I first got pregnant with my second son in 2017, I was so excited because my planning worked. I thought to myself it would be a great idea if I did a 5K every month of my pregnancy. I had run 5Ks before and worked out my […]

QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Tell your child daily, ‘I LOVE YOU!’ It’s important.” - Janice Robinson-Celeste, Publisher of Success...
05/29/2020

QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Tell your child daily, ‘I LOVE YOU!’ It’s important.” - Janice Robinson-Celeste, Publisher of Successful Black Parenting magazine. Mine is Miles’ Stuffy Nose!
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NEW POST ALERT: Parenting To The Best Of Our Abilities Despite Our Surroundings“There are so many different aspects of p...
05/28/2020

NEW POST ALERT: Parenting To The Best Of Our Abilities Despite Our Surroundings

“There are so many different aspects of parenting that are mentally tiring that it can feel like you are on a knife’s edge. When you are looking after your kids, you might feel that you are falling apart and there is nothing that you can do about it. Then when it rains, it pours. It seems that when you’re falling apart, the dryer breaks, the dishwasher leaks, like clockwork things keep breaking in your home. Being powerless when you are looking after your children and struggling to stay on top of your finances with a house that is falling apart can feel that you are slowly losing track of your sanity. But with this in mind, what are the best things we can all do to make sure we parent to the best of our abilities despite what is going on around us?”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Parents should have a favorite children’s book. What’s yours?” - Janice Robinson-Celeste, Publisher o...
05/28/2020

QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Parents should have a favorite children’s book. What’s yours?” - Janice Robinson-Celeste, Publisher of Successful Black Parenting magazine. Mine is Miles’ Stuffy Nose!

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NEW POST ALERT:  COVID-19 is expensive to navigate with price gouging, higher grocery prices, and spending more on food ...
05/27/2020

NEW POST ALERT: COVID-19 is expensive to navigate with price gouging, higher grocery prices, and spending more on food because everyone is home. I spent $40 on eBay for a can of Lysol! It costs money to quarantine! What money-saving hacks have you done to save money?

“The global pandemic has caused financial hardships for families across the world. This is why so many people are looking for ways to cut down and save money. But if you’re not used to being on a tight budget, then the prospect of cutting down might not seem very appealing.”
https://successfulblackparenting.com/2020/05/15/how-to-save-money-during-the-pandemic-5-tips-you-can-use/

QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Encourage your quick-thinking sassy children to become judges and prosecutors.” - Janice Robinson-Cel...
05/27/2020

QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Encourage your quick-thinking sassy children to become judges and prosecutors.” - Janice Robinson-Celeste, Publisher of Successful Black Parenting magazine. We need them!

NEW POST ALERT:  How is your family handling the virus? I am a parent and an assistant professor who teaches an introduc...
05/26/2020

NEW POST ALERT: How is your family handling the virus?
I am a parent and an assistant professor who teaches an introductory course about humanitarian crises and children, Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE). What we are experiencing with COVID-19 is a humanitarian crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an abrupt shift in the “normal day” and has brought challenges to all of us. In times of crisis (humanitarian), the needs of children and youth are often the last to be attended. While the global community appears to have been a bit better about considering the needs of children at the forefront verses later in this crisis, we haven’t been super great at utilizing systems or putting systems in place swiftly here in the U.S. Even more so, the needs of Black Americans are often the last to be attended. To assist with coping, particularly for Black Americans whose higher contraction rates of COVID-19 and morbidity related fatality is only now being publicly acknowledged, stay inside, hang out with your children, and try some of these suggestions to help you through this dynamic and challenging period in your parenting and in our lives.

https://successfulblackparenting.com/2020/05/12/black-american-parenting-during-the-covid-19-crisis/

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Could any of you parents please suggest children's books or movie series that help children from a young age understand different family dynamics? Growing up in a single parent household / no parent household / adopted family / step parenting/ Co parenting and so-forth that you may have come across and found helpful in educating your kids. Writes a single mom raising a daughter
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