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Carol Sutton Lewis
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Welcome to Ground Control Parenting, a resource for parents of Black and Brown boys. Here you will find parenting tips to help develop smart, thoughtful, confident boys and young men. We are especially focused on issues of identity and education.

Ground Control Parenting offers practical information about and resources for what works. Want to know what can spark the love of learning for our boys from birth? How to keep them engaged in school from nursery through high school? How to help them understand their history and be prepared for their future? How to help them feel good about themselves along the way?  We’ve got answers.  Scroll down to see our latest posts, and click on “POSTS” in the menu above to find many more.

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THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: POETRY AND MORE

GCP offers poetry and words of inspiration in our Thoughtful Thursday posts.  We focus on a theme for each Thursday and include works from poets of color across the generations.  Share with your children and enjoy.

Thoughtful Thursday: A Small Needful Fact

There will be just one poem for today's Thoughtful Thursday.  "A Small Needful Fact",  by Ross Gay, pays tribute to Eric Garner, whose life was ended in 2014 by a police officer's illegal and deadly chokehold during an attempt to arrest him.  The medical examiner ruled [...]

July 18th, 2019|

Thoughtful Thursday: Summertime Poetry

As we near mid July, today's Thoughtful Thursday celebrates Summer.  We do so with a variety of poems about summer from a variety of poets.  We start with a classic from Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), who "In Summer" waxes eloquently about a song for a [...]

July 11th, 2019|
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