Friday Apr 12, 2024

Alvin Thomas, PhD: Raising Resilient Kids – Parenting Against Discrimination | Raising Parents #50

As our society grapples with understanding diversity and combating discrimination, it's crucial to consider what messages we're imparting to our children.

In this insightful discussion, we're joined by clinical psychologist Alvin Thomas, PhD, the Phyllis Northway Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Alvin Thomas, PhD’s work exists at the intersection of positive child and youth development and father involvement. He recently launched "The Black Fatherhood Podcast with Alvin Thomas, PhD’s to explore issues concerning the representation of, and challenges faced by, Black fathers while he educates, validates, and elevates Black fathers.

Alvin Thomas, PhD shares invaluable insights into positive parenting practices that promote resilience, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging in children navigating discriminatory experiences.

Join us as we explore strategies for parents to empower their kids, foster empathy, and navigate challenging situations with strength and compassion. 

To see more of Alvin Thomas, PhD’s work, have a look at his podcast at  and follow him LinkedIn 

Produced by the Parenting Science Labs, a division of LMSL, the Life Management Science Labs.

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