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Thoughtful Thursday: Poetry Battle at the NMAAHC Opening

We at GCP were so excited to see poetry included in the opening ceremonies of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, we just had to make this the subject of this week’s Thoughtful Thursday. Oprah Winfrey (who funded the museum’s auditorium) and Will Smith gifted us with some mighty thoughts in a […]

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It Begins Early: Study Suggests Pre-School Bias Against Black Boys

Here’s disturbing news from researchers at Yale University: Teachers may be more inclined to expect bad behavior from black preschoolers–especially black boys–than from white preschoolers. As reported recently in a Washington Post article found here, in a recent study over 130 preschool teachers were asked to view video clips of young children in classrooms and […]

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Plan Your Family’s Visit to NMAAHC!!

The National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington D.C. opened its doors to the public this weekend, and the celebration was glorious. Presidents Obama along with President George W. Bush (who signed the bill authorizing funds to build the museum thirteen years ago) spoke eloquently about the importance of this museum and its […]

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Surviving Your Son’s College App Process

If your son is a senior in high school, you know too well that this is the college application season. No doubt, it can be a time fraught with tension as your son negotiates the maze of determining where he wants to go and where he has a shot at getting in, all the while […]

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Great Books for Our Middle School Sons

Just took a look at the list of finalists for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and was delighted to find these books on the list. They are great books to consider for your middle school sons! “Booked” by Kwame Alexander (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt):  This novel-in-verse tells the story of 12 year old […]

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Back To School, Back To GCP!

After stepping away from regular GCP blogging for a while to begin work on a parenting book, I am returning to posting regularly–GCP is back!  While the posts will still primarily focus on raising boys, many posts already on the site can be helpful for parenting girls as well.  A lovely young friend with twins (a boy and […]

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