American Promise : Helping Black Boys Excel in School

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  • Why These Tips Are Important
  • Tweak Your Parenting Style
  • Remind Him That He Comes From Greatness
  • Visit Your Son’s School
  • Read to Your Child Everyday
  • Teach Him Healthy Masculinities
  • Provide Him With Healthy Food
  • Be Your Child’s First Teacher
  • Take Parenting Classes
  • Teach Your Child to Advocate for Himself
  • Understanding the Promise

Remind Him That He Comes From Greatness

With so many stereotypes about Black boys and men being perpetuated in the media and pop culture, it’s important to change the narrative and allow for them to see their greatness. Whether that’s sharing your family’s stories of what they have overcome or what other African-Americans have overcome, this sense of pride can really build self-confidence.

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