Learn To Be A Smart Parent—And Help Your Kids Thrive In A Difficult World
African American children face many imposing threats in today's world—academic failure, drugs, gangs, irresponsible sex, and attraction to crime, among others. For the parents of these children, it takes knowledge, effort, and caring to effectively deal with such tough issues.
In Smart Parenting For African Americans, Dr. Jeffrey Gardere presents a savvy, realistic guide for today's black parents. He takes an honest look at the problems their children face and stresses the importance of strong parent-child communication for fostering self-esteem.
He also provides the tools parents need to give their sons and daughters a head start in the earliest years, help them get the most out of school, and cope with the turbulent teen years. Plus, there's sobering advice on keeping children safe from sexual predators and on handling a confrontation with the police.
Here is a sensitive, no-nonsense approach to raising black children that will show parents how to be a source of support, love and protection for their kids—giving them the foundation they need to flourish for the rest of their lives.
Jeff Gardere, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, is founder and Executive Director of Rainbow Psychological Services in New York City. He has hosted “Ask the Family Therapist” on America's Health Network and “Hit It” on WLIB in New York City and has appeared on other major news and talk shows.