15 Questions Every Parent Should Ask When The Kids Get Home From School

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

30 Things That Really Matter For Parents

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

34 Ways To Reduce College Costs

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

4 Tips Jim Flaherty Is Giving His Three Sons

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

5 Things Parents of Biracial Kids Should Know

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

A Call To Black Families

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

A Christmas Column For Dads

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

A Consultant Teaches Us To Keep Our Sons Out of Trouble

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