Can Black Mothers Raise Our Sons?

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More than 50 percent of black children are being raised by single mothers. This book examines the future of black boys in the hands of African American mothers, showing 27 mothers who are raising their male children successfully. Some of the issues addressed are manhood, masculinity, media, music, peer pressure, academic achievement, the lack of fathers, and goal setting. This book hopes to change the way society views, engages, and treats single-mother families and serves as a reference for mothers looking for ...

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Overview

More than 50 percent of black children are being raised by single mothers. This book examines the future of black boys in the hands of African American mothers, showing 27 mothers who are raising their male children successfully. Some of the issues addressed are manhood, masculinity, media, music, peer pressure, academic achievement, the lack of fathers, and goal setting. This book hopes to change the way society views, engages, and treats single-mother families and serves as a reference for mothers looking for help in raising sons.

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In Can Black Mothers Raise Our Sons?, Dr. Lawson Bush examines how we look at parenting, motherhood, manhood, and masculinity within the context of the Black experience, culture, and social norms. Dr. Bush then provides a practical framework for Black mother and son interactions which can easily be modeled and utilized in the everyday lives of all mothers (and fathers). In addition to illustrative anecdotes and comments drawn from twenty-seven mothers and their sons, Dr. bush also offers a unique exercise that will help the parent assess the development of the son, and where additional support or resources for successfully guiding Black youths into adulthood can be accessed. Can Black Mothers Raise Our Sons? is an invaluable addition to personal, professional, and academic Black Studies, Parenting, and African-American reading lists and reference collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780913543641
  • Publisher: African American Images
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawson Bush V is on the faculty at Claremont Graduate University and is the founder and director of Imani Saturday Academy. He lives in Pomona, California.

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a l


    This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a lot and seriously recommend that everyone read it!

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