A past Essence Magazine number one best-seller, and now in a new 20th Anniversary Edition, A Black Parent’s Handbook to Educating Your Children (Outside of the Classroom) is a book that no parent of elementary or middle school-aged children should be without! It is a guide providing strategies and suggestions for parents to utilize towards the educational growth and development of their children. With achievement levels and drop out rates at epidemic proportions throughout the national African-American community, there is a continued need to provide parents with meaningful and relevant material to foster immediate change. A Black Parent’s Handbook does just that through the information contained in the following chapters:
Chapter 1 – Preparing for Success – The importance of parents ensuring that their children come to school mentally prepared and motivated for success.
Chapter 2 – Reading for Success – The importance of reading and the type of reading that should take place in the context of the growth and development of the African-American community.
Chapter 3 – Setting Goals for Success – The “art” and importance of goal setting and strategy development utilizing Kafele’s successful goal setting model.
Chapter 4 – Studying and Testing for Success – The “science” and importance of studying and preparing for test proficiency.
Chapter 5 – Communicating for Success – The importance of parents and children engaging in sustained productive interaction with one another.
Chapter 6 – Collaborating for Success – The importance of parents forming meaningful partnerships with their children’s school and teachers.
Chapter 7 – Distractions to Success – The sometime destructive influences of television, music and the peer group.