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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 [...]

Moms: Thank You For Your Service

  Happy Mother's Day!   To all the moms, stepmoms, bonus moms, godmothers, favorite aunties (real and play), all you women who are devoted caregivers to children, thank you for your service!!!! Thank you for your caring, your devotion, your going beyond what is expected and understanding what is needed, for doing things you never thought you'd want or have [...]

Building a Village with Elizabeth Alexander is LIVE!!!!

I can’t wait for you to hear the next #GCP Podcast episode, which is out TODAY! In this episode I talk with Elizabeth Alexander–– President of the Mellon Foundation, poet, author, educator, a true Renaissance Woman–– about how to talk with our kids about money and philanthropy, the parenting lessons she received from her parents and her late husband and [...]

#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 [...]

#GCP is Going LIVE on Instagram THURSDAY 4/29, 4PM EST!!!

  I'm going live on Instagram TOMORROW, 4/29, at 4pm EST to continue the conversation with Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, author of Parent Like it Matters!!! I had such a good time talking about parenting, and there's so much more to talk about!! Please join us on Instagram Live, @groundcontrolparenting at 4pm EST. Come for parenting advice, with parenting [...]

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. [...]