ERIC Number: ED355316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Different and Wonderful: Raising Black Children in a Race-Conscious Society.
Hopson, Darlene Powell; Hopson, Derek S.
This book offers practical guidance to black parents on how to raise children with positive racial identities and self-identities. Part 1 explains the development of racial identity in the various phases of childhood as it is fostered in the family. Part 2 discusses how to help children navigate the larger world during the school years and beyond. Throughout the book, the authors use the image of a garden for the family. In part 1, chapter 1 discusses black parenthood and the importance of being able to talk about racism with children. Chapter 2 looks at building self-image and self-esteem. Chapter 3 describes modeling and reinforcement. Chapter 4 explores the importance of communication. Chapter 5 reviews racial images in the family. Chapter 6 discusses issues particular to infants and toddlers. Part 2 begins with chapter 7 on racial identity and the school-age child. Chapter 8 discusses adolescence as the crossroads of the garden path. Chapter 9 discusses coming of age, including the roles of the church, community organizations, informal support, and relating to other races and ethnic groups. Contains a resource guide and a 22-item bibliography. (JB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Black Culture, Black Family, Black Youth, Child Development, Child Rearing, Children, Family Life, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Racial Identification, Self Concept, Social Influences
Fireside Books, Simon & Schuster Building, Rockefeller Center, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 ($10).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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