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Thoughtful Thursday: Happy Halloween!!!

Today’s Thoughtful Thursday post, as it falls on Halloween, is dedicated to a series of delightfully sinister “Little Willie” poems. These poems detail the antics of Little Willie, a boy who carries out one devilish deed after another.  Fans of Adams Family style fiendish humor will find these rhyming verses particularly fun. "Little Willie"poetry is first attributed to the [...]

Take Your Family To See HARRIET This Weekend!!!

GCP has been off the grid for a few weeks but we just had to pop back in today to say Run, Don't Walk, to see the great new movie HARRIET which is opening in theaters nationwide tomorrow, November 1!!! We saw it when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and it is an exciting and inspirational film [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Contests for Your Budding Writers and Artists!

Is your son or daughter an inspiring poet?  A good writer?  A talented artist?  Time to enter a contest and show the world these talents!  Today's Thoughtful Thursday showcases a few contests your creative children may want to enter. Click on the links for more details. National Poetry Month Poster Contest: Students in grades 9 through 12  can enter [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know that National Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15th and ends on October 15th?  And why, you may ask, does this celebration of the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America start in the middle of one month and end in the middle of the [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Back-to-School Quotes and Poems

Our boys and girl are back in school!  Today's Thoughtful Thursday offers some inspirational words and poems to celebrate the start of their new school year.  The poem "Workshop" by Billy Collins (b. 1941) presents a delightfully irreverent analysis of itself within the poem and will appeal to all who spent time analyzing poetry in high school English.  In [...]

Moms Unite!

I spent this past weekend at a business conference which included presentations from several very dynamic and accomplished women.  These were some impressive and powerful women, many of whom mentioned their children as they talked about their lives. It was great to hear their stories. I must confess, however, that as I listened to them I also heard a [...]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Toni Morrison

In early August 2019 we lost Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.  In today's Thoughtful Thursday we celebrate this gifted author by sharing some of her inspirational quotes.  Share these with your children and enjoy. On Writing –If you find a  book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written [...]

GCP Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Summer vacation is done (hope your family had a great one) and the school year has begun!  Don't know about you, but I love the back-to-school season.  A new year, a clean slate, a fresh start.  Here are some valuable GCP Back-to-school do's and don'ts  for you busy parents which will help your children begin the new school year in [...]

Your Baby’s Starting College! How to Help You Both With the Transition

For those of you who have children heading to their freshman year in college, this is an exciting time.  Your son or daughter is probably nervous, enthusiastic, optimistic, and  filled with anticipation as they begin the school year, and no doubt so are you.   Here are a few tips to help you with the transition: Ask Your Child to [...]

How Do We Talk To Our Children About These Latest Mass Shootings?

All hell broke loose, it seems, while  GCP was on vacation last week.  Not one but TWO mass shootings, where innocent victims were targeted by deranged shooters.  We experience the shock, anger, and helplessness of watching people's lives be cut tragically short at a community festival, at the local Walmart.  As adults we are shook to the core.  It's been [...]