In Parent Like It Matters, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias offers an impressive and bold roadmap for those seeking to engage passion and joy as essential elements of developing girls who thrive. Her honest and rigorous offering is a gift to parents, educators, and all adults in search of tools to cultivate the brilliance of our girls.
I am beyond proud of my mom and her new book Parent Like It Matters! This story is a combination of faith in the power of children voices and guidance for focus-driven parenting that will inspire a new generation of young change makers.
If you have a Black girl in your life- daughter, niece, neighbor, student- you owe it to her to read this book. Part memoir, part advice column, part workbook, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias has crafted a wholly originally, deeply challenging, and expansively joyful guide to walking beside the girl in your life as she finds voice, courage, purpose, and self. I am in awe of the deeply introspective and profoundly honest mother, scholar, and changemaker that is Janice Johnson Dias.