By Ronnie Tryler, February 24, 2014 in BlackandMarriedWithKids.com
With roughly 180 days in a school year, how could all of them be ‘good.’
Yet on any given day, if you were to ask any one of my four kids: “How was school today?” They would answer: “Good.”
So, if you want to really know what’s going on in
By Mark Brandenburg
In the chaos of modern life, it's easy to lose sight of many of the important things you can do as a parent. Here's a list of some of the more important ones:
Leave something for your kids—for example, a letter to them or some reflections on their childhood.
Understand family systems.
Tell your kid
By U.S. Department of Education
The typical cost of attendance includes not just tuition, but room and board, fees for special programs or activities, books, personal items, and traveling to and from college. Here are 34 tips for reducing your college costs:
Most colleges and universities offer merit or non-need-based scholarships
By James Daw
Jim Flaherty, Canada’s minister of finance, has introduced major innovations to the nation’s tax and savings system during his four years in Ottawa. The Oshawa-Whitby MP has ushered in tax-free savings accounts, registered disability savings plans, pension income splitting and the working income tax benefit, nicknamed
By Amanda Rodriguez on February 6, 2013 on NBCLatino.com
Hundreds of thousands of Americans identify as biracial. I don’t know the exact number or anything (Google it and get back to me), but I know the number of biracial kids is up — a lot.
And three of those are my own children.
Born to my Mexican-American husband and me, a
By Marian Wright Edelman
The distinguished theologian Howard Thurman once described an oak tree in his childhood yard with leaves that each autumn turned yellow and died but stayed on the branches all winter. Nothing -- neither wind, storm, sleet, nor snow -- dislodged these dead leaves from the apparently lifeless branches. Dr. Thurma
By Archie Wortham, Ph.D.
“I Never Sang for My Father,” is a play written in the 70s. It’s a play, as the title indicates, that focuses on an issue many of us ignore, deny, or just plan refuse to acknowledge: dads are important and don’t get their due. How appropriate I thought to use the third of my holiday missives as an o
By Dr. Boyce Watkins
I recently heard Rodney K. Washington speak at the Critical Conversations Summit at Jackson State University. I was instantly impressed with Dr. Washington's keen understanding of the experience of the black male in America and his willingness to attack the issue head-on. Skills like those of Dr. Washington are c