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The GPS Bonus Round Quiz, Part 2

It's time for Part 2 of The GCP Bonus Round Quiz! Below are favorite poems, children's books and TV/film/theater parents from six more guests from Season One, pictured above.   Just as you did last week, take a look at their favorites –– you may find some more new books, poems and shows to enjoy with your families.  Can you match these guests [...]

By |2020-09-24T21:38:59-04:00September 24th, 2020|Experts, Featured, Latest News, Parents, Podcast|0 Comments

The GCP Bonus Round, Part 1

At the end of most podcast episodes in Season 1, I asked guests to play The GCP Bonus Round where they'd tell me their favorite poems, children's books and TV/film/theater parent. I've compiled the responses of my first five guests from Season One, pictured above. Click on the links below to check out their favorites –– you may find [...]

By |2020-09-16T17:09:57-04:00September 16th, 2020|Featured, Interviews, Latest News, Parents, Podcast|0 Comments

Season One is a Wrap––It’s Time for the Season One Rewind!

The first season of Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis is a wrap!  We've had twelve episodes of fascinating conversations about parenting black and brown children.  We've talked with dynamic parents and helpful experts about the joy and the job of parenting.  We've heard parenting life lessons about raising confident children, helping children pursue their passions, protecting our [...]

GCP with CSL: LisaGay Hamilton on Raising a Transgender Child

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis,  the award-winning actor and filmmaker LisaGay Hamilton talks about raising her transgender daughter,  who came out last year at age eight.  LisaGay is thoughtful, candid and wise as she discusses this sensitive and complicated topic. You won't want to miss this conversation. You can listen to it now on Apple Podcasts, [...]

By |2020-09-03T15:43:56-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Featured, Interviews, Latest News, Parents, Resources|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wednesday 8/12: Deval Patrick on GCP with CSL!

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis features Hon. Deval Patrick.  The former Massachusetts Governor and 2020 Presidential candidate shares how his journey from Chicago’s South Side to the corridors of power shaped his parenting skills. We'll hear about his parenting role models, his tips on raising resilient and socially conscious children, and much more.   You can listen [...]

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 [...]