On the heels of Charlottesville, we shared an article by Black mother-writer, Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez, featured in On Parenting in the Washington Post which made the call for parents to spoil their Black children. Following the publication, Parenting for Liberation founder, Trina Greene Brown, connected with writer, Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez for a response article and interview. During our interview we reflected on slavery and the historical traumas that lead to fear-based parenting styles and explore that there is no safe place to raise Black children given the context. We share how we are breaking through our families generational inability to show love and affection, and how we are resisting tough love and physical discipline approaches. To learn more about Ambreia’s work check out her website and her writer’s Facebook.

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