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African American parenting

The Black Man's Guide to Parenting

The Black Man's Guide to Parenting

No. 8866

50 Ways to Be an Effective Father
by C.F. Gipson

The Black Man's Guide To Parenting presents 50 clear points on what you need to do to be an effective father in today's demanding world. Full of practical, easy-to-read advice and illustrated with black and white pictures of children and fathers, this book will help every black father deal with the challenges of being black in the world today for your children and yourself.(50 pp.)

"C.F. Gipson's The Black Man's Guide To Parenting is an inspirational and uplifting instructional guide that provides practical steps towards becoming a successful black father. It is obvious from her wise and no nonsense advice that Ms. Gipson believes in the ability of our black men to father their black children. What a breath of fresh air!."
—Dr. Jeff Gardere, Clinical Psychologist, Author of Smart Parenting for African Americans

"Finally, in the Black Man's Guide To Parenting by C.F. Gibson, we have an accessible, clearly conceived book that includes fifty effective strategies for successful modern fatherhood. Without reservation, I strongly recommend this 'handbook' as a study guide and conversation piece for all Black people with children as well as those contemplating familyhood. This guide is indeed preventive medicine."
—Haki R. Madhubuti, Poet, Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Chicago State University. Author of Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous? and Tough Notes: A Healing Call for Creating Exceptional Black Men

"Constance Gipson's unique female perspective on the African-American male role in the lives of their children and family is timely, relevant, and on the mark. Her selection of difficult issues, scenarios, and milestones that occur at various stages from birth through adolescence is thorough. And her recommendations, emphasizing communication and modeling appropriate behavior in home, school, and society are practical and sound. Clear, concise, and accessible in format and language, this book is an invaluable tool for all African-American parents "
—James P. Comer, M.D., Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center; Associate Dean, School of Medicine


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