Posts in category "Children"

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 »

My Son is Driving. Why Am I Crying?

My Son is Driving. Why Am I Crying?
By Nicole Harding The knock came early in the morning and sounded like the police. Bang, bang, bang! I moved slowly to answer but my 16-year-old son was up and ready! He had been waiting for months. Years probably. Today is the day for his permit and 3-hour driving lesson! I was pretty certain he... Read more »

Stop Shaming Our Single Mothers!

Stop Shaming Our Single Mothers!
But I thought He Wanted to Try By Sylvia Snowden I recently had an opportunity to read an article that featured a young woman I’ve known since high school.  In it, she discussed her journey to single motherhood.  She was quite candid and described the experience as heart-sickening and lonely at moments but, overall, incredibly... Read more »
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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 »