Parenting

Exploring the importance and role of good parenting and its effects on children. Exploring to instill family values, traditions and goals into our children through the art of parenting.

My 4 Children Are Exceptionally Privileged
Family Life, Parenting

My 4 Children Are Exceptionally Privileged

By Tasha Vanzie I know this woman and family. Very blessed in all ways including financially. They are a black family, who are homeschoolers, 13 yr old has already graduated from high school. Victimhood, crazyhood, underachieving on purposehood (because it is the 'black' thing to do) is for the birds. Black people who have yet to awaken from the deeply debilitating liberal agenda will only sink further into the underclass. Black people who believe in their own humanity and God given equality are succeeding and living joyful - regular - lives... Far away from the growing prison-like nature of underclass environments and mentalities.
Charity Begins At Home
Family Life, Parenting

Charity Begins At Home

Our 8 year old has trouble wrapping her mind around cleaning out her room and often takes hours working on one dresser of clothing. Our 13 year old has trouble deciding how she wants to tweak the arrangement of her room and has been at a stand still in regards to moving the project to completion. Our 16 year old just needs a good ole fashion, full on, clean out demolition service and the completion of her RATHER artistic wall decor that she started months ago. I've got to finish spray painting a gold antique-style finish on the artwork frames I want to hang in our newly redesigned dining room. Hubby would like to get the tall ladder and clean the sky window and, of course, I have a couple of projects for him such as hanging a few plants from the ceiling. We'd also...
A Mother’s Responsibility To Her Children
Parenting

A Mother’s Responsibility To Her Children

During a bloody Father's Day weekend in Chicago, among the many dead is a 3 year old boy. He was shot dead while in a car that was being driven by his step-father; who was the actual target of the murderers. The step-father only suffered a minor grazing by the bullet and refused medical help. While the usual neighborhood admonishment takes place with a small gathering of local ministers and folks displaying public tears over the senseless violence they endure, I take a step back from my immense disgust at the entirety of this so-called 'black' experience of living in the 'hood to once again focus on the adage: 'What we allow, persists. What persists becomes the culture'. Yes, I am on the outside looking in. Yes, I have, for a short time, lived in the 'hood of Atlanta (while I was...
40 Positive Affirmations Black Children Need to Hear
Education, Family Life, Parenting

40 Positive Affirmations Black Children Need to Hear

Content by My African Icons Book on Instagram Our path forward is via suring up the home and providing a highly nourishing environment in which our children grow into highly productive, contributing human beings. The way in which we speak to our children is the way in which they will learn to speak to themselves. I love the affirmations provided by this company and am sharing them here for you. I definitely plan to print these out and share them in my household.
Do Your Children Need You to Be Their Adult Friend?
Parenting

Do Your Children Need You to Be Their Adult Friend?

By Pam Sorooshian Something that has rattled around in my head for years is the line, "You're the parent, not their friend." I was just reading a news article and someone was quoted as saying: "Your kids don’t need a 40-year-old friend. They need a parent." What a tragic dichotomy that one little line sets up! Every single time that line has ever entered my head, it was leading me in the wrong direction. Every time. What is a friend? I'm not talking about the schoolmates teenagers go out partying and drinking with. Not talking about the 5-year-old kid your child happens to play with at the park that day. I'm talking about real friendship.1.  a friend: one attached to another by affection or esteem Knowing what I know now, with my kids grown, I strongly feel tha...
The Privilege of Homemaking
Homemaker, Parenting

The Privilege of Homemaking

By @afemininefascinatingwifeI used to jokingly refer to myself as a "Residential Services Coordinator" But I am now content with the title "Homemaker". There is no other profession that is irreplaceable. A homemaker in packs for immediate family and the generations that follow, along with her community in ways that are impossible to measure. I'm so grateful to have this privilege!"I was touched in a measurable ways by this beautiful woman's share on one of my posts. Although I would enjoy expounding on many of the fruitful concepts she touched on, at this moment, I would like to highlight One of the ways in which are blessed role impacts the community.We raise our children in the manner that we know to be true and as we do so, they inevitably emerge into and interact with in communities...