Ages 16-18

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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 [...]

Sal Khan: Online Learning

We're back with Season 2 of  Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis!!!   We're starting the season with a topic on which I know lots of parents are focused: Learning in the time of COVID-19. How are our kids doing in "school" and what can we do to help them learn? In Season 2 opener I'm talking with education [...]

Coping with Election Anxiety: Expert Advice

Are the upcoming elections filling you with angst?  Are you wondering how to talk to kids about them? Check out the bonus Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis podcast episode, released today, "Coping with Election Anxiety".  In this brief (12 min.) episode, I chat with Stanford psychiatrist and professor Dr. Victor Carrion, who gives us great tips on [...]

How Are Your Kids Doing in School These Days?

Parents, how are things going on the schooling front? Whether your child is remotely learning from home or is back in the classroom, no doubt you are front and center in how he or she is doing.  We've focused on parent self-care to make sure that you're good; now it is time to check in on the children.  Here [...]

Wednesday, 8/26 on GCP with CSL: Susan Fales-Hill

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis features the fabulous Susan Fales-Hill.  An award winning television showrunner, author and arts advocate, Susan offers her thoughtful and fascinating take on culture, race, the importance of sharing family histories with our children, and much more. She's always had her finger on the pulse of our culture, as evidenced by [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: A Birthday Poem

Today is my youngest son's 21st birthday!  I am dedicating today's Thoughtful Thursday to him,  and gifting him (and you all) with a poem to mark this very special occasion: "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley.  I came to know this poem first through my older brother Paul, who at one point attended The (now closed) Henley School in Jamaica, [...]

Wednesday 8/19 on GCP with CSL: Dr. Victor Carrion on Coping with Back-to-School 2020

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis features Dr. Victor Carrion.  Dr. Victor Carrion, the John A. Turner. M.D. Endowed Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University and Director of its Early Life Stress and Resilience Program, offers advice and resources to help parents manage their concerns and expectations as children return to school [...]