Child Marriages Of Boys On A Devastating Rise

Throughout history and until the 20th Century, child marriages were the norm. These unions were made a ‘norm’ for many reasons, chief among them are economic. When most people think of child marriages, they often focus on girls. This is usually because girls are most affected. However, boys also marry in childhood, and a recent […]

How Promoting Resilience is Harmful to African-American Families

Resilience theory suggests that we are to encourage  successful adaptations to negative life events, trauma, stress, and other forms of risk. In other words, in the face of adversity, we promote people to perform at optimal or ‘normal’ adaptive levels and work through these situations, events and circumstances. Many African-American families in the United States deal […]

Parenting A Child With A Difficult Temperament

All children are born with individual temperament. This is your child’s preferred style of relating and responding to people and events. There are 3 behavior clusters which categorize that some babies are easy,  some are slow to warm up, and others are difficult. All babies and children demand time and attention, besides unconditional love. But, […]

Do you Know What Hip-Hop Says to Your Child? To You?

Do you really know what Hip-Hop music is telling you and your youngster? Not all hip hop music is bad or bad for you or your child. As a matter of fact, even if you think most of it is noise filled with vulgarity and explicit lyrics and imagery, there is a deep message within each song. […]