"A Single Mom's Guide to Raising Black (Gentle) Men" is an impactful book that shows you how to persevere and ultimately raise young men who are confident, accountable, and capable of facing whatever life throws at them.
Throughout her book, author Sanya Simmons dives deeply into the real issues single moms face when raising Black sons. Full of practical tips and real-life examples, this book addresses a wide range of topics. This includes the role a mom plays in raising a man, educational challenges and stereotypes, talking to your son about sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, balancing parenting with your own needs, and much more. Written by a single mom for single moms, this is an authentic, matter of fact, and necessary book for women raising sons of all ages.
When Sanya began her journey as a single mom of boys, she looked everywhere for books that would share practical advice on how to raise her Black sons into men. Unfortunately, the only books she found were written by men and came from an academic – and even clinical perspective.
A father cannot be replaced, but a loving mother has the power to raise her son to be a man. For Sanya, giving up was never an option. So, she was guided each step of the way by her personal values and parenting philosophies. These philosophies were grounded in unconditional love and honesty. Despite some struggle, she managed to raise strong and confident young men. This book came into existence because she realized that she has wisdom to share. This is wisdom that can help other single moms with their parenting experience. Follow along to learn, grow, and become the mother that your son needs!