ERIC Number: ED366702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-12
Raising Black Children. Two Leading Psychiatrists Confront the Educational, Social, and Emotional Problems Facing Black Children.
Comer, James P.; Poussaint, Alvin F.
This book responds to nearly 1,000 commonly asked questions concerning a child's development from infancy to adolescence, as it applies to black children. Common parental concerns are discussed from sibling rivalry to setting a curfew, as well as advice for parents and teachers who must foster healthy self-esteem in black children living within a racist climate. The book considers the latest findings in the child-development field and show parents how to handle anger (their children's and their own), and how to help children cope with illness, divorce, and death. In addition, the book includes advice on adoption; on how to protect children from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and other sexually transmitted diseases; and on how to cope with problems at school, with dating, and with drugs. Among the questions confronted are: (1) What if my child seems overly aggressive with white children? (2) Why would my 5-year old say her father is too black? (3) Should black English be used in schools? (4) Can my child grow up healthy and well-adjusted without a father? and (5) What are the pros and cons of busing? Contains an index and a suggested-reading list. (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Youth, Busing, Child Development, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Guidelines, Minority Groups, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Parenting Skills, Racial Relations
Penguin Books, USA Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 ($12).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A