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Different and Wonderful: Raising Black Children in a Race-Conscious Society

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New York 1990 Hard Cover First Edition (stated) New in New jacket 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition (stated). An exploration into the special challenges ... facing black parents in raising their children in modern society-especially promoting their racial identity and pride, discussing race-related issues with them, rooting out subconscious race-related taboos, customizing books for infants and toddlers, finding daycare that works, wrestling with stereotypes, teenage sexuality, family ties, understanding of other races and ethnic groups, much more. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains resource guide, bibliography, indexed, 242pp. A very nice copy, the jacket neatly encased in an acid-free archival plastic protector. Rare. Read more Show Less

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fostering positive self-image, self-esteem and ethnic identity in black children through adolescence and young adulthood is the aim of this guide for parents and other educators. Husband and wife, the authors are black clinical psychologists who speak from professional interest as well as personal experience. The self-devaluation they find pervasive throughout the black community is fueled by historic societal injustice and contemporary media models. With research confirming that it is possible to counteract negative racial images, the Hopsons offer anecdotes, case material and practical advice, e.g., how parents may recast traditional fairy tales. Self-scoring assessments and a resources supplement add to the volume's practicality. (Nov.)
Library Journal
This exceptional, well-written book is the result of a study conducted by the authors in 1985-86 and presented to the American Psychological Association in 1987. Its purpose is to help black middle-class parents prepare their children to become positive, productive, and self-respecting individuals in American society. To that end, a series of self-evaluation tools interspersed throughout the text enables parents to explore their own attitudes about being black. The technique of positive parenting described is exemplary for all parents. Chapters focus on modeling, strengthening, and open communication of parents on such complex issues as racial identification, teenage sexuality, day care, and family relations during the developmental stages of childhood to adulthood. The stated goals empower black families to cope with still-racist institutions. A significant contribution is the network of resources (books, magazines, games and toys, and cultural centers) that celebrate black culture. The approaches of this work make it imperative reading for concerned parents everywhere. Highly recommended.-- Gayle S. Leach, Wayne State Univ., Detroit
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132115094
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 11/10/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 256

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