Stickin' To, Watchin' Over, and Gettin' With: An African American Parent's Guide to Discipline
September 2001, Jossey-Bass
1. For Parents Only: Stickin' To, Gettin' With, and Watchin' Over Thy Self.
2. Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk of Preschoolers and Toddlers.
3. When Black Children Are Cute, The World is Watching: Discipline and School-Age.
4. When Black Children Grow Wings, The World Gets Scared: Discipline and Pre-Teens.
5. When Black Children Fly, The World Retaliates: Self-Discipline for the Teenager.
Resources on Discipline.
Gwendolyn Davis is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She has more than fifteen years experience working with children and families.
Saburah Abdul-Kabir is the community research coordinator of the COPE (Community Outreach through Parent Empowerment) project at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a wife and the mother of six children.
This well-written book contributes substantially to child-rearing literature for African American parents. Through their trifold approach to discipline, showing love and affection, being involved with children and community, and providing correction and accountability, the authors clearly explain how to help children deal with racism and how parenting is different for African Americans. Highly recommended! (Library Journal) "The book draws on the richness of African American storytelling, proverbs, and the oral tradition to teach parents how to prepare their children to survive and thrive in a society where there is still a residual of racism. It is a timely book that makes a vital contribution to the literature on African American children and parenting."
Joseph L. White, professor emeritus of psychology and psychiatry, University of California, Irvine
"Stickin' To, Watchin' Over, and Getting' With [is] a must read for educators, social workers, and others focused on the success of African American children."
Kaye E. Burnside, regional superintendent, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Richmond, California
"Parents raising children of African descent in America will find this book useful. The authors convey the message that love and trust are the foundations of discipline."
Ronald Braithwaite, coauthor, Health Issues in the Black Community