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Giving Your Child Some ‘Act Right’ at the Grocery Store

Dear Mother Wit, I took my three-year-old to the grocery store with me last week and by the time we got to the cashier, she lost her natural born mind.  I should have torn her little butt up right then … Continue reading

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What’s Really Behind the War on (White) Women?

I’m sharing this piece that I wrote for www.forharriet.com earlier this week.  While the aim of this piece is to demonstrate how the fixation on white babies and a white future through controlling white women’s reproductive activities is connected to … Continue reading

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“Whoop That Bully Or I’ll Whoop You!”

Dear Mother Wit, I found out recently that a kid on my son’s bus has been bullying him.  It started with him calling my son names, and then the bully tripped my boy a couple times while he was making … Continue reading

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Why Adoptees & Foster Kids Dread The Holidays … Some Tips To Help Them Survive

I’ve always hated Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holidays are stressful times for many people, but they are especially difficult for those of us who are adoptees or have had a history of foster care placement. As an adoptee growing up in … Continue reading

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Do You ‘Mean Mug’ or Ignore Your Infant?

  Want to stress out an infant? Have a mother look at her baby with a “still face,” no expression, interaction or words.  Before long, the child will do everything they know to engage and connect with their parent.  If … Continue reading

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Pull Up Yo’ Pants, Boy!

Dear Mother Wit, I have a 14-year-old son who just started walking around with his pants sagging.  I can’t stand it!  Him and his friends walk around the house, their schools, down the street and everywhere with their boxers showing, … Continue reading

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Don’t You See I’m On The Phone?

Dear Mother Wit: Why does my child interrupt me every time I’m on the phone?  He can be playing, just as happy as can be, and as soon as I get on the phone, he’s whining, interrupting me, acting out. … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of the Birth Certificate

Alex Haley, author of Roots, understood the connection between family history and self-identity. “In all of us,” he wrote, “there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage –to know who we are and where we have come from. Without … Continue reading

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My Child Won’t Eat Vegetables

Dear Mother Wit,   My son is six and my daughter is eight years old.  I feel like I go to war with them at dinnertime on almost a daily basis.  They won’t eat their vegetables and it ticks me … Continue reading

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So You Think Beating A Child With A Cord Is Good Parenting?

The digital universe is full of viral videos of adults beating children. I view them warily, alert for triggers that catapult me back into the days of being viciously beaten by my adoptive mother, the wife of a Pentecostal preacher … Continue reading

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