Ground Control Parenting – Carol Sutton Lewis

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Use Success Academy Secrets to Help Your Child Read

Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City have had an impressive track record of helping students achieve impressive results on statewide reading tests. Their website boasts that this year 84% of their students (their “scholars”) passed the mandatory English Language Arts (ELA) tests and 95% passed the math tests, making them the #1 school […]

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How Do We Talk With Our Children About The Las Vegas Mass Shooting?

Another mass shooting, this time at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. How do we talk to our children about this tragic event? GCP has discussed this issue before, after Newton and Charleston . And now we must talk about Las Vegas. But what should we say? Experts say it depends on how old our […]

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GCP Back to School Checklist: To Do’s and Don’t Do’s

It’s September, time to head Back to School with GCP! Here is our Checklist of To-Do’s and Don’t Do’s for all of you busy parents: CLASSROOM TO-DO’s: • Meet the Teachers: If your son is in a single classroom all day, have you met his teacher(s)? If he is a middle or high schooler, do […]

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Eye Damage From Too Much Screen Use is Real: How To Protect Your Children’s Eyes

Our children are spending a lot of time with screens these days: computers, phones, ipads. Experts suggest that spending too much time looking at screens can lead children to develop computer vision syndrome and eye problems related to overexposure to harmful blue light. What can we do to prevent this? Here are some tips from […]

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Happy Earth Day! Tips for Celebrating With Your Sons

Happy Earth Day! Here’s what you should know about today: What is it? An international celebration of the importance of protecting and bettering the globe. This year, the theme for Earth Day is “Environmental & Climate Literacy.” The goal is to make sure that by 2020, students graduating high school are climate and environment literate. […]

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Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Our Kids in School

How important is it for our kids from lower-income households to have a Black teacher? Very important, it turns out. A recent study conducted by researchers at American University, U.C. Davis and Johns Hopkins reveals that having just one Black teacher in third, fourth or fifth grade reduced low-income Black boys’ probability of dropping out […]

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Family Holiday Fun: Board Games!!

Holiday vacation time with the kids! At some point they are going to come up for air after playing with their new toys. When they do, grab the opportunity for some family fun by breaking out the board games. It is a great way to spend time together without any screens, and a good way […]

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Read Rice & Rocks With Your Sons!

Looking for a wonderful picture book celebrating culture and diversity that your sons (and your daughters) will love? Rice & Rocks introduces us to the delightful young Giovanni, who is looking forward to another great Sunday of hanging out with his pet parrot Jasper and playing with his friends who are coming to dinner, until […]

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Homework for Parents: End of Summer/Back to School

Parents, here is some help with getting your sons ready for success in the coming school year: Summer Learning: www.education.com has tons of customizable and printable worksheets for students from kindergarten through high school. Print out a few from last year’s grade and encourage your son to dust off the cobwebs and review the material. […]

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Check out ” 10 Great Role Models for Boys”

Common Sense Media, the organization that helps parents navigate the treacherous waters of modern day media and technology, has posted the thoughtful piece “10 Great Role Models for Boys” on its website which you can find here. Included in their list of media role models is Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist extrodinaire on “Cosmos: A Spacetime […]

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