American Promise : Helping Black Boys Excel in School

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  • 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
  • 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

Be Your Child’s First Teacher

Don’t wait for pre-school to begin your child’s education: You should be your kids’ first teacher. You don’t need Baby Einstein or an iPhone app to do this either. Teach them about colors, numbers, letters, the moon and stars, etc. Also go old school with Legos, tinker toys, blocks and puzzles too to build their brains.

 (Photo: Forty Seven/

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