Why Race Matters: Tips from a Transracial Parent Raising a Black Boy in America

My husband and I never considered adopting children of ethnicities different than our own. I don’t believe we were fully naive when we jumped into transracial adoption, but we definitely weren’t fully versed on the complexities of adopting a black child into a white family in America.

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What Black History Month Means to Me as a White Mom

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Family Workshop Series on Racial & Ethnic Identity Development

 

Do you know or are a parent raising Black or Brown children and are not sure how to best support your kids in developing healthy racial and ethnic identities? If so, I’m super excited to share with you this ground-breaking 4 day series I’ve recently revamped that aims to heal families of color from the harms of racism and discrimination and provide them with tools and strategies they can take to raise liberated youth.  Continue reading “Family Workshop Series on Racial & Ethnic Identity Development”

From Starbucks to Schoolyards: Calling the Cops for Being Black is Nothing New

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Addressing Police Brutality With Youth: A Book Review on Momma, Did You Hear the News?

Ok, so where do I begin with the shortest, yet heaviest book I’ve ever read? Let’s begin with a brief synopsis.  Momma, Did You Hear the News is a children’s book about a ten year old boy, Avery, who has become frantic after hearing and watching stories on the news about the murders of unarmed Black men by police. Continue reading “Addressing Police Brutality With Youth: A Book Review on Momma, Did You Hear the News?”

NO DREAM DEFERRED: Why Black and Latino Families Are Choosing Homeschool

Several months ago, I had connected with author and homeschooling expert, Zakkiyya Chase, in a homeschooling group we belong to after seeing her post about a new book she had just published titled, NO DREAM DEFERRED: Why Black and Latino Families Are Choosing Homeschool.  I couldn’t believe my eyes–FINALLY, someone had written a book that laid out many of the core reasons my husband and I have chosen to not enroll our young children in a traditional school setting!!

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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” by Dr. Beverly Tatum is my favorite book to gift for parents-to-be.  Tatum shares research around the factors that impact racial identity development in youth and ways adults can support the development of healthy racial identities from early childhood to adulthood.

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