Monthly Archives: February 2010

Open thread

The floor is yours. Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 11 Comments

Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. This photo of beautiful Zoey comes from mama Abbey K. Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

LIE Links

Essence magazine online has a post up today titled “Is it harder for black moms?” My take, which I shared with the writer, is that the question is unproductive. Blackness alone does not impact how hard or easy a time … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

What to do when your child is being bullied

crossposted from Not In Our Town Brooklyn, NY: A girl in 9-year-old Malik Jones’ * class called him a monkey and said he was dirty. Other students started repeating the girl’s words. When Malik touched something, classmates would wipe the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 16 Comments

LIE Links

From Jezebel: Actress Geena Davis takes on gender imbalance in children’s entertainment: Six years ago, Geena Davis starting watching children’s TV and videos with her then two-year-old daughter. Davis thought she’d find cute, educational fare; instead she found a disturbing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

The limitations of colorblind and fancy free: An 80s music video treatise

written by Kelly Hogaboom; originally published at Underbellie I love what my mom brings in assisting my husband and me in parenting our kids. What she’s bringing mostly lately is Billy Ocean. In the last week whenever I go over … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Open thread

What’s on your mind today? Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 6 Comments

Gratuitous cute kid pic

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Reader Christopher F. shared this shot of his son Ariel. Awww…isn’t he adorable! Got cute kids? Send their photos to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

When is it stereotype and when is it just you?

[Editor's note: When I read Jennifer's post below, I was struck by the idea that even as a youth, the boy in Colson Whitehead's book knew to avoid actions that might reaffirm racial stereotypes, even if that meant denying some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 31 Comments

LIE Links: Reviews edition

Muslimah Media Watch has a two-part review of writer Ali Eteraz’s memoir “Children of the Dust,” about (in the author’s words) “a thoroughly Islamic childhood and about a boy’s attempt not merely to know his identity, but to assert his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Preparing for “the talk” with your child (II)

[Editor's note: Bianca wrote this piece explicitly for those who parent  and counsel youth of color, but, as usual, her words have much broader application.] written by Love Isn’t Enough columnist Bianca Laureano; Part I of this post can be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Open thread

Talk. Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Gratuitous cute kid pic

  It’s Thursday, which means it’s tme for another gratuitous cute kid pic. This one comes from reader Patricia M. Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@loveisntenough.com. Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Preparing for “the talk” with your child (I)

[Editor's note: Bianca wrote this piece explicitly for those who parent  and counsel youth of color, but, as usual, her words have much broader application.] written by Love Isn’t Enough columnist Bianca Laureano When I visited with my mentee of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 15 Comments

ARP Links

The Third Annual American Indian Youth Literature Awards were announced in January. The blog American Indians in Children’s Literature highlights several of the winners. Over at Kimchi Mamas, Twizzle weighs in on being “Korean enough” and sharing Korean culture with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Children on race, racism

“People Are Children” is a short documentary, a conversation really, that explores the voices and perspectives of many types of children of varying backgrounds. When we discuss discrimination and diversity we sometimes forget that the world we are living in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Open Thread

What’s on your mind? Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 14 Comments

Gratuitous cute kid pic

  It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another gratuitous cute kid pic. Colleen B. shared this photo of her “beautiful boy” Jacob. Got cute kids? Send their pics to team@loveisntenough. Tweet

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments

Exploring the impact of racism and stereotyping of Native Americans

(via Womanist Musings) Tuscaroras.com looks at how race bias and learned self-hatred can effect Native American children: … As I look back at my grandmother, I realize that she was a victim of racism and taught self-hatred, for as a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 3 Comments

ARP Links: New Resource

Am I the only one who wasn’t familiar with the Web site FamilyEducation.com? I surfed over there yesterday to find this brief primer on “Raising Children Free of Prejudice” by Alvin Poussaint, M.D. and Susan Linn, Ed.D. Children don’t come … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments