American Promise : Helping Black Boys Excel in School

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  • 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
  • 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

Tweak Your Parenting Style

Tough love, which is the most common style of Black parenting, doesn’t always work. Try being a “warm demander” that requires for parents to be affectionate and respond to his needs, but also set high expectations. Let him know that education is a priority and do not let him off the hook when doesn’t take it seriously. 

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