Caviness, Ylonda Gault
November 2002
Essence (Time Inc.);Nov2002, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p216
Provides guidelines for Afro-American single mothers on rearing their sons. Factors to be considered in raising boys; Importance of teaching age-appropriate responsibilities and life lessons; Significance of communication; Influence of male role models on boys.


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