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Standardized Test Success with David Coleman

Have you been thinking/worrying about how your child does on standardized tests?  Is the SAT on your child's horizon?  This week's GCP Podcast episode is just what you need.  David Coleman, CEO of the College Board (makers of the SAT, SAT II and AP tests) joins me to share some really helpful tips for "Standardized Test Success”.  What starts [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: America

Eight days after the horrifying attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, today's Thoughtful Thursday offers "America", by the great African-American poet Claude McKay (1889-1948).  In this poem, McKay notes the difficulty Black Americans have with balancing their love for this country with their knowledge of the way that it has treated them. This balance was particularly challenging last [...]

GCP Recap and More!

As we say our final goodbyes to 2020 (and not a moment too soon), the latest podcast episode, The GCP 2020 Recap, went live today.  In it we cover the road to our launch in midyear 2020, explore some of the themes and lessons from our 2020 podcasts, and offer some hints of what's ahead for 2021.   You can [...]

Building On A Legacy of Activism : Keisha Sutton-James

It's a family affair this week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis, as we feature my cousin, producer and political & social activist Keisha Sutton-James.  Keisha talks about the important lessons she learned growing up with her grandfather, civil rights leader, politician and businessman Percy E. Sutton, how they shaped her life and how she shares these [...]

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 [...]

Passionate Parenting with Erica Reid

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis features a great conversation with Erica Reid, the best-selling author, healthy living expert, and Founder and CEO of health and wellness living platform nécessité.  You’ll love hearing Erica relate how her passion for parenting, combined with her determination to improve her children’s health, led her to becoming a best [...]

Black Mom Wisdom from LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Pauletta Washington!!!

As we continue with Season 2 of the  Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis podcast, this week brings us some amazing Black Mom Wisdom from acclaimed actors and good friends LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Pauletta Washington. You can hear it on  Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and many other podcast spots, as well as here on the Ground Control [...]

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 [...]

Coping with Election Anxiety: Expert Advice

Are the upcoming elections filling you with angst?  Are you wondering how to talk to kids about them? Check out the bonus Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis podcast episode, released today, "Coping with Election Anxiety".  In this brief (12 min.) episode, I chat with Stanford psychiatrist and professor Dr. Victor Carrion, who gives us great tips on [...]

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Let’s Talk History

  Today is Indigenous People's Day, the holiday also known as Columbus Day. While many of us were taught in elementary school that "Columbus discovered America" in 1492, we now know that Christopher Columbus never set foot on what we know as the United States. Moreover, when he and his Spanish army got to the Caribbean islands in 1492 [...]