Within the black community, one aspect of health that rarely gets discussed or even given any real attention, is the big “M” - Mental Health.
Many believe that the most important part of being a parent is building strong relationships with our children.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… nope not Christmas, but back to school!! As we prepare ourselves with back to school shopping, scheduling, bedtimes, wake up times, and the dreaded lunches that don’t get eaten, I want to help you with one prep item that sometimes doesn’t make our list. How to build open communication with your child’s new teacher right away!
One aspect of parenting that I struggled with the most was getting my children to listen to me all of the time. I would usually have to say things 20 times or raise my voice before they clicked in and followed through with what I asked. It was so frustrating!
The sun is shining, the kids are smiling and I can’t blame them! I am excited as well. I couldn’t be happier to put aside making lunches, 20 wake up calls, constant yelling to get dressed and the crazy kiss and ride, all before 8am! Two months of freedom - or is it?