"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”
"That’s why we must create a future in which children of color are not disproportionately caught up in the criminal justice system, a world in which a black 17-year-old can wear a hoodie without being assumed to be a criminal. Creating that social change, however, has proved difficult. And that’s partly because the concept of … Continue reading Let Black Kids Just Be Kids
Click to Watch Webinar Recording Earlier this year, Parenting for Liberation was the guest speaker for Delaware Coalitions' THRIVE series. This webinar builds upon concepts from DCADV’s THRIVE Conference which explored the linkages between multiple forms of violence. Societal and structural violence is intrinsically linked to violence in the home. This webinar features Trina Greene … Continue reading Liberated Parenting Strategies Webinar Recording
ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE We had a few incredible sessions at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit from June 15-17, 2018. We are happy to share highlights from a couple of the sessions below. MOTHERING THE REVOLUTION In the Mothering the Revolution session facilitated in partnership with Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work, participants offered vulnerable reflections … Continue reading Highlights from our AMC sessions!
On the eve of Father's Day, we share an interview with Neil Irvin of Men Can Stop Rape, where he reflected on Black fatherhood and parenting for liberation, gender equity in the house-hold , the responsibility of Black keeping Black children safe, the role of Black male role models, and much more. This Father's Day, … Continue reading Black Fatherhood: Interview with Neil Irvin
Lunch time meet with Parenting for Liberation on Saturday June 17 from 12:45-1:45pm "Because of the rampant violence against people of color, many parents of color parent their children from a place of fear and protection. This workshop will introduce Parenting for Liberation--a hub where parents can find resources, tools, and strategies for how to … Continue reading Break Bread with us at Allied Media Conference!
While participating in a California Network Weaver Lab, we had the opportunity to chat with Dia Penning, live from Earth Rise Retreat Center, about liberated schools and liberated discipline practices. #parentingforliberation visit us at http://www.parentingforliberation.org About Dia Penning Dia Penning is an Inclusion Facilitator, Yin Yoga Instructor, and founder of the Equity Collective. She has … Continue reading Interview with Dia Penning: Selecting a Liberated School
"White children are exposed to racism daily. If we parents don’t point it out, show how it works and teach why it is false, over time our children are more likely to accept racist messages at face value. When they see racial inequality — when the only doctors or teachers they see are white, or … Continue reading Are You Raising a Racist?
"Which begs the question: Does it make sense to impose the harshest treatments on the most challenging kids? And are we treating chronically misbehaving children as though they don't want to behave, when in many cases they simply can't?" read Mother Jones article, "What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong"