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Strength for Their Journey
STRENGTH FOR THEIR JOURNEY

Five Essential Disciplines African American Parents Must Teach Their Children and Teens
Author:Robert L. Johnson, Paulette Stanford
The result of more than twenty years' collaborative work focusing on the heart of successful parenting, the acclaimed five disciplines program developed by Drs. Robert L. Johnson and Paulette Stanford has helped thousands of African-American children and their parents cope with the myriad of social challenges they confront each day. Now making this special prescription available to all parents, Strength for Their Journey offers insight into five interconnected areas:

• Traditional Discipline: The Strength to Embrace Parental Boundaries
• Racial Discipline: The Strength to Negotiate the Realities of Being a Racial Minority
• Emotional Discipline: The Strength to Resist Negative Peer Pressure and Temptation
• Practical Discipline: The Strength to Excel in School, Career, and Financial Pursuits
• Mind-Body Discipline: The Strength to Maintain Positive Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health

Retails:$12.95
ISBN: 0767908759



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Saving Our Sons
SAVING OUR SONS

Raising Black Children in a Turbulent World
Author:Marita Golden
"As the mother of a black son, I have raised my child with a trembling hand that clutches and leads," declares novelist Golden (And Do Remember Me). Though her book title is overbroad and her narrative a bit jagged, she crafts a moving story, mainly of raising her son, Michael, whose middle-class status is no badge of protection from cops or peers. With family ties frayed by mobility, Golden has built a community with friends, but is estranged from her Nigerian ex-husband and wonders if Michael suffers without a father figure. In the course of her tale, Golden marries a man Michael likes, and eventually takes her son to a happy reunion with his father in Lagos, Nigeria. She mixes accounts of Michael's struggles in school and his shoplifting episode with meditations on D.C.'s mean streets and meeting the mothers of sons killed by drugs or convicted of murder. Racism must be dismantled, she knows, but she also argues that the "first line of defense against racism" is self-discipline. And, she adds, just as forgiving Michael's father was a vital act of motherhood for her, black men and women must practice forgiveness of each other in order to help save their community

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Overcoming the Odds
OVERCOMING THE ODDS

Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women
Author:Freeman A Hrabowski, Monica L. Greene, Geoffrey L. Grieff, Kenneth I. Maton
Statistics indicate that African American females, as a group, fare poorly in the United States. Many live in single-parent households—either as the single-parent mother or as the daughter. Many face severe economic hurdles. Yet despite these obstacles, some are performing at exceptional levels academically. Based on interviews with many of these successful young women and their families, Overcoming the Odds provides a wealth of information about how and why they have succeeded-what motivates them, how their backgrounds and family relationships have shaped them, even how it feels to be a high academic achiever. They also discuss the challenges of moving into African American womanhood, from maintaining self-esteem to making the right choices about their professional and personal lives. Most important, the book offers specific and inspiring examples of the practices, attitudes, and parenting strategies that have enabled these women to persevere and triumph.

Retails:$25.00
ISBN: 0195126424



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Black Parent's Handbook to Educating Your Children
BLACK PARENTS HANDBOOK TO EDUCATING YOUR CHILDREN

Author:Baruti K. Kafele, Edward D.V. Walker (Illustrator), Haneef Akbar(Illustrator)
A Black Parent's Handbook to Educating Your Children is a guide describing ways in which parents can play a much more active and productive role towards "our" children's educational growth and development at home. Thoughout the Black community, there is a tremendous amount of debate and discussion about the problems of the public school system, and it's impact on the future of "our" children. This necessitates the need for parents to maintain maximum involvement.

Retails:$5.00
ISBN:0962936901



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Smart Parenting for African Americans
SMART PARENTING FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS

Author:Dr. Jeffrey Gardere
African American children face many imposing threats in today's world -- academic failure, drugs, gangs, irresponsible sex, and attraction to crime, among others. For the parents of these children, it takes knowledge, effort, and caring to effectively deal with such tough issues. In Smart Parenting for African Americans, Dr. Jeffrey Gardere presents a savvy, realistic guide for today's black parents. He takes an honest look at the problems their children face and stresses the importance of strong parent-child communication for fostering self-esteem.He also provides the tools parents need to give their sons and daughters a head start in the earliest years, help them get the most out of school, and cope with the turbulent teen years. Plus, there's sobering advice on keeping children safe from sexual predators and on handling a confrontation with the police. Here is a sensitive, no-nonsense approach to raising black children that will show parents how to be a source of support, love, and protection for their kids -- giving them the foundation they need to flourish for the rest of their lives.

Retails:$13.95
ISBN:0758201788



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How to Plan Your African American Family Reunion
PLAN YOUR AFRICAN AMERICAN REUNION

Author:Krystal Williams
Here's help. How to Plan Your African-American Family Reunion provides all the guidance you will need to plan a perfect family reunion, from the simplest to the most elaborate. Mixing personal testimonies and photographs of actual reunions, this companion offers "secret" family recipes, suggestions for reunion activities, and mementos, from videos to T-shirts. There are also savvy tips to help you contact family members via the Internet and techniques for completing your family tree. This lively book illustrates not only the fun of these unique family get-togethers but shows the value they have in keeping families together. With it you can assure that your family will prove strong and enduring into future generations.

Retails:$14.95
ISBN:0806520973



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Singel Mamahood
SINGLE MAMAHOOD

Author:Kelly Williams
African-American single mothers can raise children who are self-assured, happy, and healthy. Single Mamahood, a down-to-earth, sister-to-sister guide, teaches women that they can realistically challenge the obstacles before them. It teaches them to put their energies into taking care of their children's needs and shows them how to develop healthy relationships with their children's father, their peers, and extended family. The author acknowledges that many children of single mothers engage in criminal activity, score on the lower end of standardized achievement tests, and are most likely to become single parents themselves. This book helps to break the cycle. Complete with real stories of single mamas, Single Mamahood offers suggestions on how to deal with work, school, child support, discipline, dating again, and more. Women who follow this approach to parenting will be given an alternative to feeling victimized or desperate. And their children will no doubt feel totally loved and self-assured, knowing that they can do anything just like their mothers.

Retails:$11.95
ISBN:0806519789



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