Optimistic: Amazing Diverse Learning Programs Will Change Your Child’s World
Season 2, Ep. 2
In this episode of The Parenting Cipher, our host Genie Dawkins speaks with Anthony Frasier, the CEO of ABF Creative, to talk about all things “edutainment” and how finding the right media can have positive holistic benefits for your child. If you’ve ever worried about too much mindless “screen time,” hear about some solutions in this episode of The Parenting Cipher.Genie DawkinsHost of The Parenting Cipher, Genie Dawkins is a single mother of four and has over 25 years of being a parent advocate of special needs children. In addition to obtaining her Certification in Integrative Health Coaching, Lateefa holds an M.S. in Non-Profit Management and a B.S. in Social Sciences. Genie is the best-selling author of two books “Not My Child: Navigating Your Child’s Learning Difficulties with IEP’s and Education Resources” and a recent release “The Joyful Family Planner”. As an educational advocacy specialist, her mission is to help parents achieve a balanced life and overcome inevitable challenges both at school and home in a way that empowers parents and children.About our Guest:Anthony Frasier is a Black entrepreneur for over 10 years in the tech industry. Frasier has been featured on CNN, BET, and more. These past two years, he’s been solely focused on building ABF Creative, which is a major multiethnic podcast network that bridges the gap between culture and media, with a mission to impact 100 million people of color through audio. Frasier is publishing a new podcast out of Tanzania currently on Youtube called Akili and Me along with ABF original African Folktales.Insight from this episode:Details on the effectiveness of edutainment programs and what the Akili and Me podcast is all about.How a podcast can help increase your child’s sense of self identity and self love.Strategies on overcoming the struggle of discoverability and visibility of Black media.Benefits of representation of people of color in our media and where you can find it.Quotes from the show:“You’re more likely to see an animal talking than you are to see a Black child talking in a cartoon.” –Anthony Frasier The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“People are yearning for stories and content that first of all, features a group and set of people that have been ignored but then also is for a group and a set of people that have been ignored… we looked around and just saw that no one was making content for Black children.” –Anthony Frasier The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“Having a sense of pride in who you are and seeing yourself represented in the media is so important… if we’re not showing ourselves, if we’re not being represented, it’s affecting the self esteem of our children.” –Anthony Frasier The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“Social media’s not doing [the youth] any favors. It’s not teaching them cause and effect. Also with the fact that we are not represented in our totality. We’re represented in the way that the people who have power want to show us.” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“It’s very important that we own our platforms. And we don’t play small ball either… we’re trying to play the same game they’re playing. We need to be a $100 million company. We need to be just that big and just that Black.” –Anthony Frasier The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“We hold all the platforms accountable… to make sure this stuff [like the Akili and Me podcast] is front and center.” –Anthony Frasier The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2“I have never seen a supplement [video] with a child that looks like mine until I came across Akili and Me’s Youtube video.” –Genie Dawkins The Parenting Cipher Ep. #2Resources Mentioned: Don’t Dumb Down Your GreatnessAkili and Me Youtube ChannelStay Connected:Genie DawkinsWebsite: Genie DawkinsTwitter: @Genie49317Facebook: Genie DawkinsInstagram: @GenieDawkinsLinkedIn: Genie DawkinsAnthony FrasierWebsite: Anthony Fraiser and ABF CreativeTwitter: @AnthonyFrasier and @ABFCreativeFacebook: @AntFrasierInstagram: @AnthonyFrasierLinkedIn: Anthony FrasierThe Parenting CipherWebsite: The Parenting CipherPatreon: The Parenting CipherItunes: The Parenting CipherSpotify: The Parenting CipherTwitter: @ParentingCipherFacebook: @PcipherInstagram: @theparentingcipherYoutube: The Parenting CipherPost-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry.