Parenting

On April 20, the cannabis community will be celebrating 4/20; a day in that began as a weed smoking moment of solidarity. As years went by, it’s eventually evolved into a day of awareness and myth busting. There’s still a lot of weed smoking, though. Regardless of anyone’s personal stance on cannabis, everyone likely realizes […]

At some point during the parenting experience, a child is going to ask, “Is that a boy or a girl?” It’s a valid question for a young child. They’re realizing that the world is larger than their immediate surroundings and are starting to crave details. That’s a red car, the ball is round, the cookie […]

I’m proud to say that I’ve finally joined the masses of people blown away by comedic mastermind Jordan Peele’s thriller Get Out. I’ve never been a horror movie fan but from the time I saw the trailer, I knew that it wasn’t going to be the typical stab and slash flick. From the beginning of […]

In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF asks God to help kids cut parents some slack when it comes to giving gifts this Christmas. The items on kids’ wish lists seem to just keep getting more and more expensive, and who can realistically afford all of these fancy gadgets every year? GRIFF asks that God […]

In this edition of the Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell asks parents, how do you direct your child to their destiny? When raising a child, instilling things like discipline, responsibility, honesty, and the like are important. But part of the responsibility of nurturing the lives of our little ones is guiding children to the passions […]

For this Get Up Poll, parents called in and gave their best tips on raising children. One man, a single parent to a young boy and girl, calls in a says he always tells his kids, “it’s easy to be nothing.” One woman notes how much she hates witnessing mothers out in public cussing out […]

In this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell and GRIFF are asking listeners if biological parents have the right to be directly involved in their child’s life if they’re not around. Much of the time, estranged biological parents, or parents who aren’t in the household, aren’t too keen on the idea of hands-on step-parents or significant […]

Today, youth bullying has become a major public health issue in America. Bullying, a form of youth violence, is defined as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths who are not siblings or current dating partners that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly […]

Over the past couple of years, The term “black girl magic” has become commonplace in our vocabulary for good reason. Black girls and women have been showing extraordinary skill in everything from academics to athletics. Even in entertainment, Black women and girls are breaking out of traditional, stereotypical roles to ones that show complex characters with […]

School is back in session and if you listen closely, you can hear the joyous cheers of parents across the country celebrating the silence of their kids being back behind a desk. While the initial shopping is done, there still are a few odds and ends needed to round out the usual stash of clothes, […]

  Know the Signs Some worries are to be expected. It’s not easy to walk into a new classroom with a new teacher and start from scratch every single year. Watch for these sneaky symptoms of anxiety as the new school year begins: changes in eating habits sleep disturbance clingy behavior meltdowns or tantrums nail […]

Erica Campbell and GRIFF had the chance to chat with writer, actor and producer Tyler Perry about his political drama on TLC, “Too Close To Home.” He opens up about his favorite part of the process of creating a new film, play or TV show. Plus, he talks about when we can expect to see […]