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Promises kept : raising Black boys to succeed in school and in life /

Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap" a divide that shows up not only in our sons' test scores, but in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, they... Full description

Main Author: Brewster, Joe (Psychiatrist)
Other Authors: Stephenson, Michèle., Beard, Hilary.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Speigel & Grau Trade Paperbacks, 2013
Edition: First Edition.
Contents: The Price of Admission -- Mind the Gap -- It's Bigger than Us -- Canaries in the Mine -- Embracing Change -- CLOSE THE GAP BEFORE IT OPENS: HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES FOR YOUR SON, BEFORE HE'S EVEN BORN. -- A Time of Hope, a Time of Anxiety -- A Sign of the Times -- The Greatest Wonder -- A Different World -- Cutting across Class -- Do You Kangaroo? -- Oops! I've Done It Again -- Two to Tango -- Preconception Health for Future Moms and Dads -- BUILD YOUR SON'S BRAIN: USING BRAIN SCIENCE (AND COMMON SENSE) TO DEVELOP OUR SONS THROUGHOUT EARLY CHILDHOOD. -- First Impressions Last -- Laying a Firm Foundation -- Promptly, Warmly, Sensitively -- Executive Education -- Handle with Care -- Keeping Dad in the Picture -- New Conversations -- BE HIS FIRST TEACHER: HOW TO BEGIN YOUR SON'S EDUCATION AT HOME. Searching Upstream -- Give Him a Leg Up -- Set the Pattern and the Tone -- Open the Gateway -- Play, Not Worksheets -- Talk That Talk -- Number Words Count -- Navigating the Daycare Crisis -- PUT HIS ARMOR ON: HOW TO TALK TO OUR SONS ABOUT RACE. Really Postracial? -- Preventing Sticky Stereotypes -- A Monster in Training? -- Let's Talk about Race -- A Space to Do Really Well -- What to Tell Him and When -- Dumb, Cool, Athletic, Popular -- Keepin' It Real? -- Forewarned and Forearmed -- Put Your Own Mask on First -- Change the Mirror -- HUG HIM AND TELL HIM YOU LOVE HIM: HOW TO USE PARENTING STYLES THAT WORK. The Power of Positive Parenting -- The Burdens of Black Boys -- Creating Good Vibes -- What's Your Parenting "Personality Type"? -- Kiss "My Way or the Highway" Goodbye -- Knowing Better, Doing Better -- Teachers, Coaches, Schools, and Organizations Parent, Too -- YOU BROUGHT HIM INTO THIS WORLD, DON'T LET OTHER FOLKS TAKE HIM OUT: HOW TO DISCIPLINE OUR SONS FOR BEST RESULTS. Prisoner or Promising? -- Suffer the Little Children -- A Menace to Society? -- Racial Profiling in School? -- Knowledge Is Power -- Discipline for Success -- Spare the Rod, or Not? -- How Does It Free Us? -- Passing the Test -- 14 Ways to Discipline Your Child -- PROTECT HIM FROM TIME BANDITS: HOW TO TEACH OUR SONS TO MANAGE THEIR TIME. Time Management Is the Key to Success -- Chasing Asians -- Blame It on the Boogie? -- Opportunity Knocks -- Getting in the Zone -- Create a College-Bound Environment -- Stopping Summer Slide -- EDUCATION TO MATCH HIS NEEDS: HOW TO UNDERSTAND OUR SONS' LEARNING STYLES AND SPECIAL NEEDS. He Doesn't Fit the Profile -- Boredom and Learning Styles -- Keep It Moving -- A Different World -- Interested as a Person -- Great Expectations? -- Attention Deficit Policies? -- The Special Ed Trap? -- Locked Out of Opportunity -- WORKING HARD WILL MAKE HIM SMARTER: HOW TO TEACH OUR SONS TO COMBAT STEREOTYPE THREAT AND DEVELOP PERSISTENCE. Sizable Differences -- Nature or Nurture -- The Threat in the Air -- Stereotyped and Stigmatized -- The Flipped Script -- Doubling Down -- Twice as Good -- Better, Faster, Stronger -- Time on Task -- What's My Name? -- What Educators Can Do -- MAKE YOUR PRESENCE FELT IN HIS SCHOOL: HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR SONS' FORMAL SCHOOL AND ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE. Make Your Voice Heard -- All Hands on Deck -- This Is How We Do It -- Creating Relational Fiber -- Engaging Your Mutual Interest -- The Intimidation Factor -- On the Right Track -- Keeping a Watchful Eye -- Playing the Data Card -- Outwit, Outlast, Outplay?
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