Posts tagged "parents"

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 »

My Daughter is a Lesbian and I'm Heartbroken

My Daughter is a Lesbian and I'm Heartbroken
By Shemeka Michelle My daughter is a lesbian. I absolutely HATE it! I don’t want my daughter to be gay. Most parents imagine a perfect life for their children. Our thoughts are normally based on what society has conditioned us to deem acceptable. We normally want our children to do well in school, be on... Read more »

Education: 12 Benefits of Home-Schooling

Education: 12 Benefits of Home-Schooling
By Toni J. Spearman HOME-Schooling: I have been afforded the incredible opportunity to homeschool two very bright young people, my 12-year-old son and my 14-year-old daughter. At the beginning of the school year I saw warning signs that my son was having difficulties again in his learning and study habits. I knew he was a... Read more »
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The Day I Learned My Daughter Was Having Sex

The Day I Learned My Daughter Was Having Sex
THAT DREADFUL DAY By Kym B. I don’t know about you, but the day I found out my daughter was having sex with her boyfriend was devastating to me.  I was heartbroken.  And, I’m not sure why it affected me as much.  She was in her early 20s and in college.  Nevertheless the mixed emotions... Read more »

Date the Guy that Lives with Wife; Snub Him if He Lives With Mom?

Date the Guy that Lives with Wife; Snub Him if He Lives With Mom?
 By A Comeaux I was minding my menial manners on Twitter the other day when I noticed an influx of tweets about what women will and will not tolerate from today’s man. The banter carried on and on about the rules of engagement about everything from who pays for travel for out-of-state hook-ups to how... Read more »

It's Your Child's Birthday--Now Assemble the Toys

It's Your Child's Birthday--Now Assemble the Toys
Parental Quick Guide to Toy Assembly Sanity By Liz Lampkin After your child’s birthday party, you will be challenged with the task of putting together most or all of the wonderful gifts your child received. There will be complicated written instructions with these toys that will say the toy only takes a certain amount of... Read more »
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7 Little Things to do for Your College-Bound Kid

By Nicole Harding How could it be? That little baby you were just reading Goodnight Moon to, is packing up and moving on to college and you are FREAKING OUT! Yes, there’s no other way to put it! It’s freak-out and meltdown time but it’s okay because you are not alone! Before you go too... Read more »

Family Reunion: 10 Ways to Keep It Real

By Toni J. Spearman We Are Family! If you really want to learn about someone’s history, attend their family reunion.  If you want to find out where someone got their freckles and pudgy nose, attend their family reunion. Of the many things we get to choose in this life, there are two things we have... Read more »

Parents: Three Ways to Discipline Without Spanking

To Spank or Not to Spank: That is the question! By LaRay Smith Many of us, especially within the Black community, were raised with physical discipline; from having our hands slapped as young children with a firm “NO” accompanying it, to being spanked/whipped by parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles as a method of teaching us... Read more »
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Sad Mommy vs. Daughter Wars

Sad Mommy vs. Daughter Wars
By Zondra Hughes The holiday season is a stressful time for those engaged in the mommy vs. daughter wars. These “mommy vs. daughter wars” are a phenomenon that I stumbled upon in a recent conversation with one of the Chicks. Generally speaking, all is well until mommy gets a new husband, or a new boyfriend,... Read more »