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Parenting & Fatherhood

Any man who has been a parent knows how challenging it can be. From talking and reading to infants, to making values and expectations clear, being a a father means exerting enormous influence over your children's development.

PARENTING ARTICLES

What Makes A Man A Father?

Dr. Dwayne Buckingham, psychotherapist and author, explores the social and psychological damage that absentee fathers help create.

Worrying About My Black Boy's Future

Like most parents, Allison, a former trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, worries about her son's future. And she's justified in how she thinks about ...

What Black Parents Must Do This Summer

What are your kids doing this summer? Given three months of possible leisure, many kids will want to sit by a pool, play videos games, surf the web, or just watch television ...

One-Third of Fathers with Working Wives Regularly Care for Their Children

Among fathers with a wife in the workforce, 32 percent were a regular source of care for their children under age 15, up from 26 percent in 2002, the U.S. Census Bureau reported ...

Baby Mama Drama: You're Not Excused From Parental Responsibility

All children are the result of a union between male and female, and as statistics prove, most problems are made worse when children come to school with an objective to vent ...

Raising Black Boys: The Journey From Boys to Men

National bestselling author and consultant Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu offers a compelling view of black boys in America and how their environments are affecting them ...

Your Daughter and Peer Pressure

Men who raise daughters know about headaches. Some fathers have even mentioned those headaches being much bigger than those felt when raising sons ...

Sitting Where They Sit...

"...And there, where they were living, I sat among them for seven days - overwhelmed." (Ezekiel 3:15)". Just recently, it was suggested to me that in order for me to properly ...

A Modern Day Nehemiah

"Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem..."(Nehemiah 2:17). Let us willingly return home to our communities, and lovingly rebuild them" ...

Real Dads Stand Up: What Every Single Father Should Know About Child Support, Rights and Custody

"He's just my baby-daddy," a common phrase made popular in a southern hip-hop song almost defines the role single fathers have been reduced to in today's loose family structure ...

In Order To Stay A Father, You Need To Know Your Rights

When I began my program Fathers With Voices in 1996 while living in New York City, I knew I was about to provide a service that was a real need in social services. However, I did not know ...

BEING A FATHER

It's Time to Close The Curtain on Baby Mama Drama!

About a year ago, I was watching a reality show based on prison life. Inmate after inmate interviewed admitted to growing up without a father and missing the experience of having ...

Saluting Dad's On Father's Day

Being a father is one of the most challenging jobs a man could ever encounter. Numerous men donate sperm and the biological requirements needed for the reproduction ...

How Black Men Influence Teenage Girls

For a very long time, there has been an increased awareness of the positive, constructive interactions between Black male role-models and Black boys. The lack of fathers in the home ...

The Surgeon's Son

In five weeks, another Black Mother will give birth to another Black Baby out of wedlock. What image do you see in your mind's eye? Do you imagine an inner city, poor teenager named, perhaps, Kinesha?


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