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The black parenting book: caring for our children in the first five years

Resource Type

Book - Parent


"The parents of America's 3.6 million black children under age six face unique challenges and, until now, there has not been one complete resource for them. Combining pediatric expertise, cultural wisdom, insight from leading experts, and the newest research, The Black Parenting Book finally fills this void. With stories from parents across the country and authoritative advice for all aspects of a child's early life?including sleep, nutrition, discipline, play, medical treatments, hair and body care, spirituality, and education?this is the most comprehensive book of its kind. The Black Parenting Book also explores topics such as talking about race, finding children's books featuring African-American main characters, and deciding whether to send children to all-black preschools. Tackling issues neglected in most parenting books, this is a much-needed guide to the crucial first five years." -From the Publisher


All Ages

Age Groups

Infancy (<1), Toddlerhood (1-3), Preschool/Kindergarten (3-5), School Age (6-12), Adolescence (13-21), Adulthood (22+)






Linda Villarosa , Anne C Beal , Allison Abner


1998 1st ed. New York: Broadway Books


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