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The GCP Podcast Season Two Rewind!

  The second season of Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis is a wrap, so it's time for the GCP Podcast Season Two Rewind!    In our second season we've had lots of fascinating conversations about parenting smart and confident Black children.  We've talked with dynamic parents and helpful experts about the joy and the job of parenting.  [...]

By |2021-02-10T09:14:22-05:00February 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday: Celebrate Black History Month with Poetry

On this Thoughtful Thursday we celebrate Black History Month with poetry by and/or about Black people. (Actually, we celebrate pretty much every month this way, but we'll jump on the BHM bandwagon for February.).  Today we offer a variety of poems which all nod to the theme of sharing Black History, including our cultural history, with our children. We [...]

An Adoption Journey with Caroline Clarke

In this week's episode, My Adoption Journey, author, journalist and broadcaster Caroline Clarke discusses her accidental discovery of and reunion with her birth mother–Cookie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole–and its impact on her existing and newly expanded family. Caroline tells this story in her memoir Postcards from Cookie, and in our conversation she reveals additional details not captured in the [...]

How to Rate and Review GCP Podcast on Apple Podcasts

I end each post about the podcast by asking you to please rate and review on Apple Podcasts once you’ve listened.  And several of you have asked for more detailed directions on exactly how to rate and review.  (Good question, on some devices it is not so simple.)  So here are step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to rate and review [...]

By |2021-02-03T14:48:58-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Featured, Latest News, Parents, Podcast, Resources|0 Comments

Celebrating Black History Month 2021

Here at GCP we celebrate Black History every month. But since today is the first day of the "official" Black History Month (which was established in 1967 by President Gerald Ford), we are offering a few great ways for your family to place a special focus on Black History this month. 1. Talk about your Family History. If your [...]

Making The Best of It with Nancy Redd

In this week's podcast episode, Making the Best of It with Nancy Redd, best-selling author and on-air host Nancy Redd talks about the values that stem from her Southern roots and shares some of the unexpected silver linings which have emerged from months of quarantining with her husband and their 9 & 6 year olds. You'll hear how she [...]

Getting Smart About Art with Franklin Sirmans

Why show art to an infant?  Why should we encourage our children to “get lost” in paintings? What’s the art and social justice connection? Who are some of the African-American artists whose work we and our children should get to know?  This week on the Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis podcast, Franklin Sirmans, director of Pérez Art [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem

Even if you missed yesterday's inauguration, odds are you've already heard about Amanda Gorman, the 22 year old poet who was a star at the inaugural ceremony.  The amazing Ms. Gorman read her poem "The Hill We Climb" as the world watched in awe.  Her words, her imagery, her poise, her eloquence, and the joy in her delivery captivated [...]

Standardized Test Success with David Coleman

Have you been thinking/worrying about how your child does on standardized tests?  Is the SAT on your child's horizon?  This week's GCP Podcast episode is just what you need.  David Coleman, CEO of the College Board (makers of the SAT, SAT II and AP tests) joins me to share some really helpful tips for "Standardized Test Success”.  What starts [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: America

Eight days after the horrifying attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, today's Thoughtful Thursday offers "America", by the great African-American poet Claude McKay (1889-1948).  In this poem, McKay notes the difficulty Black Americans have with balancing their love for this country with their knowledge of the way that it has treated them. This balance was particularly challenging last [...]