Race and Parenting with Ylonda Gault – New Book “Child Please” at #DadChat

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Does race play any role in parenting? Author Ylonda Gault brings some refreshing, candid, and honest answers to this question and the general role of parenting to #DadChat on July 9 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. Cherylyn Harley LeBon will also be joining us with her wisdom on just about EVERYTHING! Win a copy of Ylonda’s new book – maybe we’ll give away two or three? Her new book, “Child Please” has received such advance praise as this:

“In the lightest, funniest way Child, Please acknowledges hard truths about race and parenting. In telling her story, and her mother’s, Ylonda Gault Caviness brings an important, and charming, new voice to the parenting conversation. Her mama should be proud.”
—Claire Dederer, author of Poser

“Mothers of every color will laugh out loud and relate to Ylonda Gault Caviness’s raw voice. Hilarious, moving, and blisteringly honest—you’ll end the book feeling less alone than when you started!”
—Jill Smokler, author of Confessions of a Scary Mommy


For purchase info, click on the book cover image or buy on Amazon 

Ylonda Gault, a mom of three, is a veteran journalist who has written about parenting and family for more than a decade and appeared on the Today show, NPR, and other broadcasts. Her memoir Child, Please is a raw and funny look at how her mama’s simple wisdoms–such as “Act like you got some sense!”— collide with modern motherhood.

Read Ylonda’s op-ed in the NY Times, What Black Moms Know


Cherylyn Harley LeBon is a lawyer, strategist, executive coach, and commentator. She works at the intersection of business and politics and advises CEO’s, corporations, trade associations, and non-profits and has advised political candidates at all levels – here and abroad. Follow her on Twitter @HarleyLeBon

Join us Thursday, July 9 with both Ylonda Gault and special guest, Cherylyn Harley LeBon, as we discuss parenting from a different point of view.

This is the return – tonight and next week – of #DadChat, after a short hiatus. We welcome both moms and dads, as always.

One question to ponder, among many others we’ll ask, and answer during this special #DadChat:

Mouthing off is not to be taken lightly in a black family” – what is the difference between black families and other American families in terms of discipline, expectations, and overall parenting tactics?

So much more to follow on Thursday! NOT TO BE MISSED!