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Dre and Rainbow are just two parents raising kids in the suburbs and doing the best they can.

lisa vecchione
Blackish Parenting Tips, The Johnsons
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1. Black-ish is not just a show about the Johnsons

It's a show about every family! In its first season, Black-ish has already taught us so much about family and parenting. Here's are some important parenting tips we've learned so far.

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2. Make life fun

Parents Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) know how to have a good time with their kids.

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3. Not all children are created equal

Each of the Johnson kids have individual strengths. They are all special in their own ways.

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4. Give in to Grandma Time

Grandma can have all the time she wants with her grandkids!

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5. Never underestimate the daddy/daughter bond

Zoey has so many of Dre's characteristics it's a little scary. Like daddy like daughter.

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6. Cuteness will get you everywhere

Don't look at the dimples! They'll get you everytime.

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7. There are things more effective than spanking

Spare the rod and spoil the child? Not necessarily.

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8. Remember: you’re a team

The family that plays together stays together.

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9. Lead by example

It will always be a compliment when people tell Diane she's "so much like her mom."

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10. Respect your elders

Pops (played by Lawrence Fishburne) demands respect.

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11. Admit your mistakes

It's alright. We all mess up sometimes.

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12. Learn from your kids

Just because they're younger than you doesn't mean they can't teach you a thing or two.

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13. The basics start at home

There are certain things your kids just won't learn in school. For example: The Nod.

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14. Listen

Sometimes your kids actually DO want your input.

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15. Give them space

Sure, Zoey's always on her phone. But she's making connections, learning, and growing.

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16. Take care of yourself

Between work and family obligations, Bow makes sure she stays healthy and happy.

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17. Try not to spoonfeed

He was uber proud of Zoey's entrepreneurial spirit, but Dre's top-tier ad campaign was over the top.

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18. Hold tight to traditions

Halloween family style? Never let that one go!