Posts Tagged:self-esteem in young children

Phenomenal Woman: Encouraging Black Girls (Video)

Dr. Maya Angelou was a prolific writer, thinker and activisit. Vivid images often flowed from the pages of her books, poems and essays as she introduced many readers to the power of words. YBE Reporter Tiffany Caesar provides strategies to encourage black girls using Dr. Maya Angelou as an example.

Is Your Child’s 504 Plan Being Followed? 6 Tips to Find Out

After various meetings and consultations, your child now has a 504 plan. But is the school actually providing him the services, modifications, and accommodations he is entitled to? Here are six tips to find out. Know who is responsible for each of your child’s services. Your child’s 504 plan should not only state the specific services…

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A Black Community Question: Where are All the Black Teachers?

Ask yourself this question: How many black teachers did you have while you were in grades K-12?  Think about when you were in college? Chances are, if you had more than 3 black teachers during your entire academic career, you were truly blessed, regardless of if you went to school in an urban or suburban setting.…...

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I am not Invisible…Neither is She

I went back and forth with myself about a title for this article. As a black woman or girl, we are often over looked by “others” when beauty is mentioned. “I am not invisible” is symbolic to mean that even though they may not acknowledge us, they feel our presence. So, know that they see you,…

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Great Books that Affirm Black Girls

Finding children’s books nowadays with a black girl as a main character can be very difficult. There is very little visibility of black or brown kids in the realm of children’s books. When you do find a book with black or brown kids, the main character is usually male, rarely female. Here is a list if…

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Work Toward Building High Self-Esteem in Your Young African-American Child

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Ideas for Reducing the Effects of Trauma on Children

By Evette D. Champion Whether on the playground, at the doctor’s office, or at summer camp, there will probably be children around you who have experienced severe trauma. Some of them have witnessed episodes of domestic violence at home. They may have suffered the loss of someone close to them. Perhaps their home was destroyed due…

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Are You a Dream Catcher or a Dream Killer?

By Tyra Seldon When I was a young girl, I looked at a globe and said that one day, I would travel to all seven continents. The adult who overheard me affirmed my revelation. She did not dismiss it or identify a multitude of potential problems that would make such a dream cumbersome or unrealistic.…

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