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Raising Black Children: Two Leading Psychiatrists Confront the Educational, Social, and Emotional Problems Facing Black Children

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Two of America's most trusted and respected authorities on child care—provide answers to nearly 1000 questions on the problem of raising African-American children. "A necessary addition ot all parenting and parent-teacher collections."—Library Journal.

Along with the traditional demands of parenthood, black parents face an even more challenging task--fighting the negative messages of racism while teaching their children to succeed in a white-dominated culture. In ...

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Overview

Two of America's most trusted and respected authorities on child care—provide answers to nearly 1000 questions on the problem of raising African-American children. "A necessary addition ot all parenting and parent-teacher collections."—Library Journal.

Along with the traditional demands of parenthood, black parents face an even more challenging task--fighting the negative messages of racism while teaching their children to succeed in a white-dominated culture. In this timely book, two eminent psychiatrists address these concerns.

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Library Journal
In this revision of their acclaimed parenting manual Black Child Care: How To Bring Up a Healthy Black Child in America ( LJ 5/15/75), noted psychiatrists Comer ( Maggie's American Dream: The Life and Times of a Black Family , LJ 11/1/88) and Poussaint explore central psychological, social, and educational aspects of child development from infancy through adolescence. Using a question-and-answer format, they address problems and situations particular to raising an African American child in a predominantly white society. Topics discussed include how to cope with racism, the pros and cons of busing, and universal child - rearing concerns. Many issues overlooked in traditional parenting manuals, such as the absent parent, gang involvement, and teenage sexuality, are treated here with admirable candor and directness. The importance of developing a child's self-esteem, sense of security, and racial and personal pride is affirmed throughout. This is a necessary addition to all parenting and parent-teacher collections.-- Linda Cullum, Lake Superior State Univ. Lib., Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452268395
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1992
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

James P. Comer, M.D., Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale University, has served as a consultant for over twenty school systems and educational programs nationwide. He is the author of Maggie's American Dream and co-author of Raising Black Children, both available from Plume. He lives in North Haven, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. About This Book
Chapter 2. America and the Black Child
Chapter 3. The Infant
Chapter 4. The Preschool Child: Ages Two to Four
Chapter 5. The School-Age Child: Ages Five to Eight
Chapter 6. The Black Child in School - An Overview
Chapter 7. The Elementary-School-Age Child: Ages Nine to Twelve
Chapter 8. Adolescence
Chapter 9. A Final Word
Suggested Reading
Index

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