The interplay promotes brain development, long-term growth Did you know making faces and smiling at your baby, responding to gestures, or playing “peek-a-boo” during the first, crucial years of life have a profound effect on your baby’s overall growth, brain development and educational achievement? Your playful interactions, which may seem insignificant to you, actually … [Read more...]
A space for local and national stories about issues surrounding education, especially as they relate to African Americans.
A new school year has started and the end of the first quarter is fast approaching. Ideally, the best approach when school starts is to monitor your child’s academic performance each week and ask them how things are going at school. As a parent, you should know what is going on at all times. Yes, I know that can be difficult; however, you should take the appropriate steps to … [Read more...]
With the gift-giving holidays coming up, many parents start to worry about money. Kids can be demanding and you want to do everything you can to make them happy, but spoiling them isn’t good for you or them in the long run. Below are some tips to help parents be proactive this holiday season. How much do you need? … [Read more...]
Kids who talk with parents about sex and relationships are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior From “Where do babies come from?” to discussing teenage relationships, talking about sex is an important part of parenting that can make for some pretty interesting stories. The Minnesota Department of Health wants to turn some of those tales into helpful advice for … [Read more...]
Born in South Korea to a Korean woman and an African American man, Michael Goar was placed in an orphanage where he was unable to mingle with the Korean children due to his mixed race. At age 12, Goar was adopted by a Caucasian couple in South Minneapolis and attended Anthony Middle School and Washburn High School. Goar has since dedicated his life to helping children, … [Read more...]