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The parent's guide to Halloween: Experts share how to handle scary movies, solo trick-or-treating and sugar standoffs
Erin Donnelly YahooLife
October 18, 2022·12 min read
"It used to be around the age of 14 kids would be really expressing independence around Halloween. I would say that age dropped to about 12," LaToya Boston, a marriage and family therapist and founder of Real Moms Live, tells Yahoo Life. "What you see is kids really wanting to be independent and choosing how they hang out for Halloween … and being in charge of what their costumes look like."
Middle school is a time when everything changes. For Black kids who are making transitions this year, parental support is meaningful.
By Sherri McGee McCovey Published on September 13, 2022
"Middle school is an awkward time," says LaToya Boston, LMFT, CAMF, a licensed marriage and family therapist whose Inglewood, California practice, Real Moms Live, specializes in children, adolescents, and families.
One Family Therapist Says:
“My 7-year-old watches mostly shows offered on the Disney Channel and loves The Descendants, Liv & Maddie, Jessie, Girl Meets World, which I have no problem with. I noticed that she enjoyed watching YouTube shows, but she is only allowed to watch the “how to” shows, which teaches furniture-making, doll clothes, etc. I am not okay with her watching a lot of the YouTube family shows because their values are not always in line with the ones that we carry in our home.”
—Latoya Boston, parent to children ages 7, 15, 17, and 19, Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by a civil rights icon, Real Moms Live stages a community-building cultural fair at Playa Jefferson
By Michael Aushenker
Posted February 25, 2015 by The Argonaut in This Week
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela
Marriage and family therapist Latoya Boston is on a mission for moms.
As founder of the matriarch-focused family support network Real Moms Live, Boston has formed a network of about 1,000 local women who gather in small groups for sessions on emotional intelligence, the experience of parenting and
not losing oneself to the job of motherhood.