Family Values

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Family Values

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

It is very easy to share heart rending stories about the difficulties of life, failed schools, and depressed neighborhoods. It's been done for five or more decades. What happens when we point our finger outwards and towards others is that as we do so, 3 fingers point back at us. We've all been wringing our hands, in angst, trying to figure out how to solve Black misery, at least for the children's sake. The babies and children born into this crisis have no say in the matter; except when we fill them with angry rhetoric and victimology and then trot them out on the streets and film them social warrioring against injustice. (I'm sure you have seen that viral video of the black little girl pounding her fists in the air while marching and fervently chanting, 'No Justice, No Peace') The ...
Robert Smith on Mrs. Brown, a Stay-at-Home Wife
Family Values

Robert Smith on Mrs. Brown, a Stay-at-Home Wife

By Robert Smith That policy of bussing only lasted through my fifth-grade year, when intense protests and political pressure brought an end to forced bussing. But those five years drastically changed the trajectory of my life. The teachers at Carson were extraordinary. They embraced me and challenged me to think critically and start to move toward my full potential. I, in turn, came to realize at a young age that the white kids and the black kids, the Jewish kids and the one Asian kid were all pretty much the same. And it wasn’t just the school itself – it was my community back home that embraced and supported our opportunity. Since most of the parents in my neighborhood worked, a whole bunch of us walked to Mrs. Brown’s house after school and stayed there until our parents ret...
Why Create Family Traditions?
Family Traditions, Family Values

Why Create Family Traditions?

Article By Amanda McGough, Ph.D. Around Halloween this year, my daughters (ages 4 and 9) started asking about baking Christmas cookies together! While this may be off-season, my daughters were ready to start planning our “Girls Cookie Baking Day.” Each year we spend one day baking a variety of cookies to share with family and friends for Christmas and this has quickly become one of their favorite family traditions and something we all look forward to. Family Traditions Family traditions can come in many forms and may be things that take very little time all the way to elaborate and time-intensive activities. They may occur daily or they may only happen occasionally or annually. They are more than just routines which are comprised of ordinary, everyday activities that invo...
The Value of Good Fathers and Parenting
Family Traditions, Family Values, Fatherhood, Values

The Value of Good Fathers and Parenting

@repmialove and @realcandaceowens on the VALUES, FATHERS and good parenting. Both women are who they are because of the presence in their childhood of MEN (fathers and grandfathers) who had character, believed in family and good work ethic. Mia Love's parents came to the US with $10 and put three children through college with no handouts. Candace Owen's granddad grew up sharecropping, like my own mother who is about the same age as Candace's granddad. Her granddad now owns the land he grew up on. The message both stories provide for us is the belief in SELF, God and family. Raising little girls, I am especially keen to ensure they have the mindset that will one day be attracted to GOOD men, to family men. In order for this is occur, they will ...