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Thoughtful Thursday: Celebrate Black History Month with Poetry

On this Thoughtful Thursday we celebrate Black History Month with poetry by and/or about Black people. (Actually, we celebrate pretty much every month this way, but we'll jump on the BHM bandwagon for February.).  Today we offer a variety of poems which all nod to the theme of sharing Black History, including our cultural history, with our children. We [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Our Nation’s Future

Today's Thoughtful Thursday we celebrate Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate.  As most everyone certainly knows by know, she is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be named as a vice presidential candidate by a national party. As exciting as Biden's VP choice is, it's true historical [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Summer 2020

A bit of a hodgepodge for Summer 2020 poems in today's Thoughtful Thursday:  two poems celebrating familiar visions of summer (Fireflies!  Kool-Aid!) and one prayer/poem that reminds us that our focus this summer must include more sobering and critical visions. Jacqueline Woodson, who brings us "Firefly", is an award-winning of over 30 books for children and young adults, who served [...]