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Helping Your Children Manage Tech!!

In this week’s Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis podcast episode, we tackle tech questions that many parents are asking these days:  how do we help our children manage and balance their ongoing tech use when they still seem to need their devices now more than ever?  How can we find out more about these videos and apps [...]

#GCP’s First IG Live!! ICYMI: Details and The Link

We had such a great conversation with Dr. Janice Johnson Dias in this week's podcast, talking  about helping our children develop a core of confidence, what we need to resolve in ourselves to be joyful parents, and so much more, that we decided to continue the conversation today on Instagram Live! In today's conversation Janice and I returned to [...]

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 [...]

Need a Break? Elmo’s Playdate is on TONIGHT at 7pm EDT!

Tonight, Elmo is hosting a virtual playdate, and everyone's invited!!  Elmo and his friends are all stuck at home during this pandemic, and his mommy and daddy have helped him set up a video play date with lots of his Sesame Street and celebrity friends including Tracee Ellis Ross and Lin Manuel Miranda.  This half hour of fun premieres [...]

The Latest Online Learning Resources from Common Sense, You Tube and More!

Need more homeschooling materials?  Here are the latest online learning resources to help you and your children: Common Sense Media, a trusted guide for media and technology, has just released customizable learning packets for K- 2nd grade students.  While these packets were principally designed for teachers, they are intended for use by parents and children as well. The materials [...]

Is There A Baby in Your Life? You Need To Know The Basics

To all you new moms (and friends of new moms ):  did you know that 80% of a child's brain growth happens in the first three years of its life? And that there are a few everyday activities that you can do with a child in those first three years to make a big impact on it's learning?  You [...]

Universal Access to High Quality Early Childcare is Key. Why Isn’t It A Priority?

Children's brains grow explosively during the first three years of their lives.  Neural connections are made during these years which, if properly nurtured, build a solid base for future success in school, relationships and life.  Alternatively, if a child experiences severe stress and trauma during this period, this can lead to emotional and social issues, and delay development. This [...]

GCP Chats with RIISE about Social Media and more!

Happy New Year!  The GCP vision for 2020 will be posted shortly, but before we turn to the future I want to focus on a late 2019 special event. Just as the holidays got underway, I had the pleasure of joining RIISE (Resources in Independent School Education) founder Gina Parker Collins for "Lunch with Gina", where we talked about [...]