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GCP Bonus Round Matching Game!!

It’s time to play Season Three’s GCP Bonus Round Matching Game!   Many of my Season 3 guests played the #GCP Bonus Round and shared some of their favorite poems, quotes and children's books. As I’ve done at the end of my past two seasons, I’ve created a Matching Game to see if you can match this season’s guests [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating the GCP Podcast Women of Stage Screen and TV!!

As we ready Season 3 for launch, we are looking back over Seasons 1 & 2 and highlighting a few of our favorites.  Today we are featuring the amazing GCP Podcast women of stage, screen and TV.  In Season 1, Deborah Roberts told us about the ups and downs of “Giving Children Freedom to Soar”, and LisaGay Hamilton candidly shared [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Women Celebrating Women

It's Thoughtful Thursday! On the last Thursday of International Women's Month, we celebrate with the work of some wonderful women poets writing about women. From Lucille Clifton we have "Won't You Celebrate with Me",  Nikki Giovanni gives us "Legacies", and finally, Marge Piercy sends us a "Memo" to remind us to never give up. Enjoy. Won't You Celebrate with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Holidays in the Time of Covid: Dr. Victor Carrion

Excited for the holidays?  Not Really?  This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis features child and adolescent psychiatrist and our resident stress expert, Stanford University’s Dr. Victor Carrion!  Listen to our conversation to hear advice on how to get our families and ourselves through this pandemic holiday season. Hear him explain why we need to take [...]