Ages 5-7

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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 [...]

#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 [...]

Are YOU Parenting Like It Matters?

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day details of parenting (and there are SO many details these days!) and lose sight of some of the important “big-picture” parenting issues, like: How are we teaching our kids our values, our morals?  What specific steps and actions can we take to help our children develop a core of confidence [...]

How Art Can Be A Parent’s Best Friend! The Latest #GCP Podcast

Are your children getting enough ART in their lives?  As we deal with the challenges of making sure they get all their schoolwork done these days, making sure they experience art may not be at the top of your list. But my latest podcast episode tells you why art is a valuable part of your children's development.  Studies show [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Spring Has Sprung

In today's Thoughtful Thursday we celebrate Spring.  It's been a harsh winter for us all, and we are looking forward to the rebirth and renewal that comes with the Spring season.  As the grass grows green and the flowers bloom, let's hope that the nation can slowly awaken from its long hibernation and look forward to what comes next. [...]