How Do We Talk With Our Children About These Latest Massacres??

  A teenager fueled by white supremacist hatred of Black people drives to a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo NY and opens fire, killing 10 innocent people who had come there to shop and work and injuring 3 more. The next day, a man enters a church in Orange County and shot at the parishioners, killing [...]

How To Talk With Your Kids About Ukraine

    Just when we thought we could catch our breath as pandemic fears ease, we are now watching in horror as Russia invades Ukraine. The news is non-stop, showing us images of bombings, terrified parents and children trying to flee their homes, families being separated as men stay back to fight for their country. It is hard for [...]

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

Here at GCP we celebrate Black History every month. But as we head into the first weekend of the "official" Black History Month (which was established in 1967 by President Gerald Ford), today we offer ways for your family to stay especially focused on Black History this month. As we know, school Black History Month tributes can be somewhat [...]

Helping Your Child’s Moral Development with Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr.

How can we help our children develop a moral compass to guide them through life?  When they are young, we give them our perspectives on right versus wrong, but how can we give them the tools to make these determinations on their own? And what are some of the best ways to talk with them about faith and spirituality?  [...]

Unconditionally Supporting Your Children’s Dreams with Diana Napier

Diana Napier's daughter Emerson Davis was 3 years old when she told her mother she wanted to play the cello, 5 when she was admitted to a highly competitive music school, 6 when she decided to join the school’s drama club, and 10 when she joined the cast of  “Once Upon an Island” which won a Tony for Best [...]

Easing Our Children’s Re-entry into Post-Pandemic Life

  Is that a light shining brightly at the end of that tunnel ahead?  Covid restrictions are being lifted everywhere, and we are all moving at various speeds towards the new normal. For our children, it is back to socializing with friends (or for the toddlers, learning how to socialize with friends), fully in-person classes now or in the [...]

Helping Your Children Make Smart Money Moves

Today's podcast is especially for all you parents who regularly say to their kids some variant of: "Do you think money grows on trees?"  (And there are a lot of us! ) Our kids know that money buys things they want (and they probably don't think it grows on trees), but do they know the power of saving money, [...]

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 [...]

Intergenerational Parenting Wisdom Helps Us All

I’ve been thinking about how parents raising kids of differing ages can learn from each other. Often more experienced parents are in the position to offer wise advice and encouragement to  parents who are newly entering the village, but I believe this exchange can go both ways.    I’ve certainly seen a lot raising three children to adulthood, but [...]

Building a Village with Elizabeth Alexander is LIVE!!!!

I can’t wait for you to hear the next #GCP Podcast episode, which is out TODAY! In this episode I talk with Elizabeth Alexander–– President of the Mellon Foundation, poet, author, educator, a true Renaissance Woman–– about how to talk with our kids about money and philanthropy, the parenting lessons she received from her parents and her late husband and [...]

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