Teaching Kids Authenticity & the Wonderful Risk in Telling the Truth

This mom is trying to teach her daughter that being her authentic self can save her a lifetime of heartache.

Who’s In Charge Here: Taming Your Toddler By Ceding More Control

Kids need to respect their parents authority, but toddlers who feel more confident in small decisions are less likely to act out and make bigger mistakes.

– Jun 20, 2014

Positive Discipline: How To Stop Your Kid From Hitting

Dear Mother Wit, My 2-year-old has been hitting me, her big sister, the kids out on the playground, pretty much everybody she comes in contact...

– Jun 13, 2014

Breastfeeding At Graduation Pic Is Some Kinda Wonderful—And Exactly What Black Folk Need To See

Apparently, the earth is going to stop spinning on its rotational axis because this graduate posted a picture of herself breastfeeding at graduation.

– Jun 10, 2014

Lessons on Being Present, From God’s Greatest Gift to Me

Forget going about life on auto-pilot: watch your three-year-old to figure out how to live in the moment.

A Young Black Girl Chosen To Be the Subject of a Book, All Grown Up

Her story is important. It is hers, and she owned it proudly.

– May 23, 2014

“Who’s Your Real Mother?” And Other Things To Never Say To An Adoptee

"I bet your real mother was beautiful," is among some of the many statements and questions that drive adoptees batty.

– May 13, 2014

Filling My Home With Brown Dolls, By Any Means Necessary

This mom will go to any lengths to create a home in which her daughter's brown skin and puffy hair is celebrated.

– May 12, 2014

Mother Wit: Help Your Child Get Better Grades, Without Punishing Him

Bringing home a "D" on the report card used to earn this mom a whooping. But she wants Mother Wit to help her get her son's grades up—without hitting him.

– May 7, 2014

Tales From the Postpartum Darkside: This New Mom’s OCD Kicked In After Birth

First family road trip up the coast: this mom made her husband spend 20 minutes brainstorming a plan for saving all of their lives should their car careen off a cliff.

– Apr 30, 2014