black children and discipline

No, I Wasn’t Angry Or Mean. I Was Just a Black Girl In School

Black girls face the double-whammy of race and gender stereotypes in the classroom, and stereotypes and biases are actively pushing them out of class.

– Feb 14, 2017

This Picture of Hero Mom Toya Graham, Her Son and Anderson Cooper Is Worth 1,000 Words

Hero mom Toya Graham and her son, Michael Singleton, are pawns. This picture makes that very clear.

– May 1, 2015

MyBrownBaby & ‘Today’ Talk ‘The Slap’: Is It Okay To Discipline Children Who Aren’t Yours?

Would you discipline children who aren't yours? That's what the Today show wanted to know in a parents panel based on "The Slap."

– Feb 13, 2015

A Biracial Mom Asks: What Do I Do When Black Relatives Pressure Me To Spank?

What's a white mom to do when her biracial toddler starts acting up in front of the Black side of the family that believes in spanking?

– Sep 23, 2014

A Better Way: One Mother Wrestles With All This “New Fangled” Discipline

This mom is learning that if she wants to change her daughter's character, not just her behavior, spanking may not be the best option for disciplining.

Adrian Peterson, Charles Barkley & Switches: It’s Time To Let Go of Plantation Discipline

Adrian Peterson and Charles Barkley think switches are good parenting tools. I've got a few betters ones.

– Sep 15, 2014

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

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

Mother Wit: Get Some ‘Act Right’ From Your Child at the Grocery Store

When a mom's preschooler has a tantrum at the grocery store check out line, Mother Wit schools her on how to get her child to behave, without hitting.

– Mar 25, 2014

Mother Wit: ‘Whoop That Bully Or I’ll Whoop You’

When a mom threatens to beat her son for refusing to fight his bully, Mother Wit schools her on how to help her son deal with his tormentor without using his hands.

– Feb 21, 2014