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The Summer of 2020: What Are Your Kids Going To Do?

What will your children be doing this summer?  After a Spring of remote learning, no organized sports, no extra-curriculars and no playdates,  they are facing a summer of cancelled activities and continued social distancing. Many parents who made camp plans for their children last year or early 2020  are now trying to figure out a new plan. A new [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Memorial Day Gratitude

Memorial Day is a few days away.  While we are usually celebrating it as summer's official start, this year it makes much more sense to think about what the holiday is really about:  honoring those who have died during war while serving the U.S.  Honoring our war heroes. These days our war heroes have expanded beyond members of the [...]

Happy Mother’s Day from GCP!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, Grandmothers, Aunties, Godmothers and Bonus Moms from GCP!!! Hope your Mother's Day is filled with people you love, things you love to do, and gratitude from the children and others that you love to do things for. To honor you all, we offer two poems, both by the beloved Maya Angelou (1928-2014). [...]

Great Advice from “School In the Time of COVID-19” Webinar

Thanks to all who attended the Ground Control Parenting/Hunter College Continuing Education webinar School in the Time of COVID-19, which was held on April 22.  We had a great turnout, and heard wonderful advice and tips from our panel of experts: Dr. Karen Hopkins, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, specializing in behavioral and developmental [...]

Register NOW to Join Us On April 22 for School in the Time of COVID-19

  Register NOW to join us on Wednesday April 22  at 4pm EDT for a free GCP webinar, School in the Time of COVID-19!  We are gathering a group of experts who are helping educate and motivate our children in this crisis to give us strategies for managing the homeschooling experience. Wondering how best to oversee their schooling while [...]

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 [...]

Homebound Easter Sunday Celebrations

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, and as we all know it will be celebrated this year in ways unlike any other.  Social distancing requires us to stay out of churches and cancel family gatherings, and we will be spending Easter at home with whatever members of our family with whom we have been isolating.   Here are a few home bound [...]

More Homeschooling Help & News

Have your children settled into a home schooling routine yet?  From many reports, this is an uneven and bumpy road.  Some schools are providing an entire day of schoolwork, and parents are struggling to keep track of passwords and schedules, manage device use and sharing within the family, and track their children's progress, while trying to do their own [...]

Caring in this Crisis: Helping Others

In an earlier post we talked about the importance of caring for yourself physically and mentally during this COVID-19 crisis.  Today we want to focus on caring for others:  what can you and your family do to help others in this time of need? Even though parents have so much on their plates now, taking some time to focus [...]

The Latest in Online Resources: Wide Open School from Common Sense Media

Hang in there, homeschooling parents, more help is on the way!  Common Sense Media has just launched its Wide Open School platform, a free collection of high quality online learning experiences for families and educators.  Common Sense Media recognizes that our education system is not prepared for this abrupt transition to remote learning, and that while some schools are [...]