Ground Control Parenting – Carol Sutton Lewis

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When Bad Things Happen in Church: Calming Our Children’s Fears

One of the many horrific things about the Charleston massacre is that it happened in a house of worship. As has been widely reported, the shooter targeted a historic church and sat in a bible study class for an hour before opening fire. We have always thought of a church as a safe and peaceful […]

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Happy Father’s Day from GCP!

Happy Father’s Day from GCP to all of the fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and all of the wonderful men who give fatherly love and direction to children who may not be theirs by birth but are theirs by choice. Here are some poems and thoughts about fatherhood. Those Winter Sundays Sundays too my father got up […]

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How Do We Talk To Our Children About the Charleston Massacre?

With great sorrow we turn yet again to the topic of how we talk to our sons about a senseless tragedy. This time it is the horrific massacre of nine Black parishioners in a historic black church in Charleston by a 21-year-old white young man. Images of the victims smiling with their families in the […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Celebrating Black Music Month

Did you know that June is African-American Music Appreciation Month? In a proclamation signed on May 29th, President Obama declared the month of June as the time that we should “recognize the artists who have enriched our lives and the ways their beats and harmonies have advanced our unending journey toward a more perfect union.” […]

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Fight Summer Slide with Apps and Games

As summer vacations begin, so does the “summer slide”, where our sons (and daughters) lose academic ground during the months they are not in school. Summer slide can result in our children forgetting what they have learned and slowing the pace of their future learning. As a report from the National Summer Learning Association explains, […]

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Parenting and Social Media: Are you a Peacock or an Ostrich?

Do you have an Instagram account? Is it filled with selfies, pictures of you partying with friends, inspirational messages, and clever hashtags? Do you have loads of followers and regularly get tons of “likes” and supportive messages? Or do you have no clue as to what an Instagram account is or what you do with […]

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Tips to Combat Summer Slide

Summer is almost here! But along with summer fun comes summer slide, the learning loss that occurs when children do no educational activity during the summer months of no school. That loss is real: studies show that most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. […]

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