Shifting from Tough Love to Liberated Love with Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez

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 … Continue reading Shifting from Tough Love to Liberated Love with Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez

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‘Spoiling’ black babies: Moms share their stories, including Trina Greene Brown

Mother and author, A.Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, recently wrote about why she rejected the tough discipline that has traditionally been a hallmark of black parenting. In a follow up article with the Washington Post, Trina Greene Brown, founder of Parenting for Liberation, was invited to share her response. Here is what Trina had to share: Raising my son … Continue reading ‘Spoiling’ black babies: Moms share their stories, including Trina Greene Brown

“After Charlottesville: We need to start ‘spoiling’ our black children”

  "Our parents’ method was one of sacrifice. It was a very noble goal but it left much to be desired. We have learned through the decades that we can’t protect our children from the hate of the world by acclimating them to high levels of discipline. This is because their actions are not the … Continue reading “After Charlottesville: We need to start ‘spoiling’ our black children”

Second-Grader in Detention? Not my Son!

Yesterday, I went through my second-graders folder as I do daily to review his homework, and sign my initials on his daily agenda. In his folder, I'm shocked to find a copy of a form with a personal note written asking  me to sign and return the form. My eyes zoom in on the checked box … Continue reading Second-Grader in Detention? Not my Son!

#FreeBresha and the Bail System

A must read by Movement Maker Eesha Pandit, featuring interviews with fellow Movement Makers Joanne Smith of Girls for Gender Equity and Trina Greene Brown of Parenting For Liberation, about the injustices of the of the criminal system and policies-- and the impact on victims of violence, including young girls like #Bresha Meadows. http://www.salon.com/2016/10/16/how-our-broken-bail-system-punishes-domestic-abuse-survivors-and-empowers-abusers/