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Black Parents Especially Need to Take Time for Self-Care
Parenting Black children has always come with an added dose of stress, trauma and fear. While our communities fought and struggled to be seen and treated as equal, Black parents also worked hard to establish a strong foundation for their families and communities. With the all-too-recent passing of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Black parents felt there would finally be some change for their children. But to discuss parenting from the Black perspective is to discuss living in a state of chronic stress and anxiety. For most Black families “normal” childhood experiences are met with at least two additional layers of caution.
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