Today’s world is full of so many new gadgets for children to keep themselves entertained without parent involvement. Cell phones, i-pads, earphones, and t.v. are monopolizing every free moment we seem to have in the early AM, at the dinner table, in the bathroom, etc. Parents no longer interact in an actual conversation with their children or engage in physical activities.

CLICK HERE, to check out this wonderful resource, Activity Book for African American Families, we found on the Internet from 2003 to help build strong families. This activity book was developed by the National Black Child Development Institute and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in collaboration with other organizations serving the African American community. The tragic events of September 11, 2001, demonstrated the ongoing need to provide materials for parents to help their children cope with extraordinary crises, such as a terrorist attack. These crises receive extensive media coverage, and while adults may understand what they see and hear and can place things in context, children often cannot. Helping families face everyday hardships, such as crime and poverty, can also enhance the strength and togetherness that is necessary during times of major crisis.

As we continue to face challenging times in our neighborhoods, see how the Black Child Legacy campaign in Sacramento County is working on the initiative to reduce African American deaths at:

Contributed by Chief Editor, Pleshette Robertson


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