parenting

There’s a toddler gym where the mostly white and wealthy folks go that I take my son to. It’s so refreshing to see the children play with each other without judgment. This isn’t to say that some of the kids aren’t jerks but they’re equal opportunity jerks. Still, some moms and nannies watch with laser-focused […]

We’ve all heard about the problems associated with kids consuming too much technology. It discourages critical thinking, imagination and other useful skills that they’ll need to be productive adults. Aside from limiting a child’s consumption of tech or banning it altogether, there is a way to turn a love of gadgetry into useful knowledge that […]

Michael Boylan is the founder of The Reach For Me Network, the first social media site created specifically for the parents and caregivers of children with special needs. He is the proud father of a son who has physical and cognitive challenges. He writes about his journey from life as a successful, Type A, married, […]

Over the past couple of years, The term “black girl magic” has become commonplace in our vocabulary for good reason. Black girls and women have been showing extraordinary skill in everything from academics to athletics. Even in entertainment, Black women and girls are breaking out of traditional, stereotypical roles to ones that show complex characters with […]

Can a father or mother parent from prison? The title of this love story is ‘Raising Our Tribe Reunited After 23 Years’. Jerry Lee, the father, will attend the 9th Annual “Listen Up! Teens Are Talking” teen forum on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 12 p.m.-3 p.m at the Trinity Family Life Center 3601 Dill […]

Women from a young age are reared to protect their virginity for their husbands, or a "special someone," while male children are taught that the world is their oyster – insinuating it's fine to pursue as many sexual opportunities as possible.

The really cool thing about kids is that they haven’t been jaded enough by life to take on the amount of social baggage we do as adults. Children look up to us as tall geniuses that can do anything and answer any question their little minds come up with. Because of their non-judgmental nature, it’s […]

Erica Dixon opens up about the amazing duty of motherhood. Check out the player to hear what she said in this exclusive video from “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”  Sign Up For Our Newsletter! RELATED: Erica Dixon Explains Why She Left “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” Promises A Tell-All Book! [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] RELATED: Was Lil Scrappy’s Engagement Ring For Erica Dixon […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph delivered a truly powerful message to all the mothers out there who deserve to be appreciated. Check out the player to hear what she said in this inspiring exclusive video from “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”  Sign Up For Our Newsletter! RELATED: Kandi Reveals Her Most Memorable Mother’s Day Moment [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] RELATED: 2Pac’s Mother Afeni […]

Kandi Burruss sends out a special mother’s day message to all the mothers out there, plus, she shares a touching mother’s day memory. Check out the player for more in this exclusive video from “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”  Sign Up For Our Newsletter! RELATED: Kandi Burruss Explains Why She Didn’t Comfort NeNe Leakes On The RHOA Reunion […]

My editor brought up an interesting topic that is discussed ad nauseam but rarely resolved. It’s a problem that many single mothers have that leads…