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"The Parenting Cipher" podcast, a platform for parents navigating the complex journey of raising children with special needs. Here, we gather like a Hip-Hop Cipher, sharing diverse experiences and insights to challenge the status quo and empower one another.

Our episodes focus on educational advocacy, understanding diagnoses, and promoting self-care, while acknowledging the unique cultural challenges faced by families. Join us as we create a supportive community, equipping parents to confidently advocate for their children's education and well-being.


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April 9, 2021
[Ep. 206] This Girl Is On Fire: How To Raise Confident Black Kids

Meet M.J. Fievre I purchased a book for my niece called “Badass Black Girl: Quotes, Questions, and Affirmations” for my niece and she loved it. When I found out that M.J. Fievere was releasing a new book called Raising Confident Black Kids  I knew I had to have her on The Parenting Cipher. Her book […]

April 2, 2021
[Ep. 204] Buy Back The Block: How to Create a Self-care Regimen That You Will Maintain

What Does Self-Care Look Like So this blog is all about REAL self-care. But what does that look like? Kabrena Williams of Scratch Made Consulting joined me on The Parenting Cipher to talk about creating a self-care regimen that you will maintain.  Kabrena Williams and I talked about self-care and how parents of special needs […]

March 19, 2021
[Ep. 203] I'm Bad: 6 Unique Ways to Make Virtual School Work for You

Feeling the Strain of Virtual School I just want to be real with y'all for a minute about virtual school. I'm tired of it because I come up with all the different types of ways to make this thing work, and it's always a struggle. It's like the finish line just keeps getting moved every […]

March 12, 2021
[EP205] Stressed Out: How Sleep Makes You A Better Parent

Effects of Sleep Deprivation International Sleep Day is tomorrow, so I'm skipping ahead to this blog to make sure you get all this valuable information. Because it's important, you know? Almost everyone struggles with sleep sometimes, but sleep deprivation is a serious problem that can cause mental and physical health issues.  Sleep deprivation is the […]

March 5, 2021
[EP202] Optimistic: Amazing Diverse Learning Programs Will Change Your Child's World

Thanks to COVID-19, kids are spending more time than ever on-screen. Computers, iPads, and phones are how they are spending most of their time these days. But it isn't all bad. Guest Anthony Frasier tells us how he's helping to bring about a positive change with technology while encouraging your child’s positive self-image.  Akili and […]

January 15, 2021
[EP201]Come Into My House:Easy Ways Growth Mindset Will Empower Your Life

Season two of The Parenting Cipher is all about possibilities. Start the year off right by learning in this episode what is a growth mindset and how you can use it to leverage the possibilities of you and your child’s goals. It’s easier than you think and totally worth it! Does your child have a fixed mindset? Hear about why you should think twice before calling your child “smart” in this episode of The Parenting Cipher.

November 22, 2020
[EP013] Season Finale: The World Is Yours

It's the season finale! I can't think of a better way to end this season than to have my son Zavier bless the mic with his thoughts. The theme of this season has been connection. Zavier lights up the mic by giving us parents tips on how to connect with your kids from his perspective. […]

November 8, 2020
[EP012] Important Steps To Advocate For Your Child's Growth

Lajoy Law steps into the Cipher today to explain why this happens and what actions you can take to change your neighborhood schools. She provides the blueprint to the different government offices that create laws and budgets concerning your child's education. So you can become an effective that creates permanent change.

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