Category: Children

Dr. Carletha Hughes: 6 Outdoor Safety Tips for Children

Dr. Carletha Hughes: 6 Outdoor Safety Tips for Children
Children love the great outdoors–and who can blame them? There’s something special about the trees, flowers, and all the beautiful colors that tickle their senses. A bonus safety tip: Before you venture outdoors, however, consult your child’s pediatrician for an updated action plan to keep asthma and/or any existing environmental allergies in check. Here are... Read more »

Photos: Rock the Runway 2016--Baby Models on the Catwalk!

Students of The Fieldcrest Dance, Acting, Modeling & Etiquette studio strut in Rock the Runway 2016.
The Fieldcrest Performing Arts (Dance, Acting, Modeling and Etiquette) studio threw its fabulous Rock the Runway 2016 event featuring its modeling students. The standing-room only crowd at Georgios in Orland Park, witnessed cuteness overload as the models strutted their stuff. Congrats to modeling instructors LaShanda Slay, Tyra DePillars and Keli Wells, on a job well... Read more »

The Transgender Child

The Transgender Child
By Kym B. Disclaimer: I am totally supportive of pro-lifestyle. However, I recently caught a reality show that featured a transgender youth.  Although this youth is a teenager now, the transformation began as a young child.  This is where my issue begins.  A transgender child is one whose gender identity differs from the social expectations... Read more »
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The Shame Game Parent Ought to be Ashamed

The Shame Game Parent Ought to be Ashamed
by Nicole Harding The Shame Game Parent: is an internet sensation, but let’s not forget their co-stars. The co-stars are the very ones the Shame Game parents say they love the most: Their wanna-be thug sons, or perhaps their puberty passionate daughter. The plot is the same no matter who plays the game: Child acts... Read more »

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?
By A Comeaux I am the mother of a Black male child. A precocious, outspoken, intelligent and spirited 8-year-old who America is conditioned to fear. My child resembles what SOME modern-day and yesteryear people believe is worthless. By way of systematic oppression and character assassination, black men are seen as violent, angry and simply guilty.... Read more »

Deadbeat Dad Brags on Facebook and I Saw Red

Deadbeat Dad Brags on Facebook and I Saw Red
By Nakita Nicci Whittaker Fellas if you have kids with an ex who’s been more than reasonable with you, she doesn’t take you to court for child support–even though she should–and you only see your kids twice a year, (maybe), and you never help financially, consider it spitting in her face when you brag on... Read more »
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Is it WRONG to Date Your Child's Coach?

Is it WRONG to Date Your Child's Coach?
By A Comeaux Today there is an internal war going on and I’d like your assistance. Ladies, can we talk about the pros and cons of dating someone in your child’s world? The little league coach, schoolteacher, athletic instructor etc., are all people in your child’s life but not in your life. These aren’t people... Read more »

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children
By Rachel Trimble My darling innocent ones, You only know me as Mommy, and I hope that is the only way you will ever know me. But someday you will ask me why I call myself an addict and what does that mean, anyway? Being an addict means that mommy used to be very sick,... Read more »

6 Summer Pool Rules I Learned the Hard Way

6 Summer Pool Rules I Learned the Hard Way
Summer Pool Rules By Nicole Harding     When I opened my pool for the very first time a neighbor asked my son if he could come take a swim. Of course was my reply. Let me set it up for you so you can evaluate for yourself:   1.    Parents dropped the child off... Read more »
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Go Get My Damn Sisters!

Go Get My Damn Sisters!
by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster– When I was 9, a family moved next door to me in our home in Englewood that had several children; one of which was a girl my age. She and I quickly became friends and played together daily. We would laugh and talk about everything that we thought was important... Read more »