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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. [...]

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 [...]

An Adoption Journey with Caroline Clarke

In this week's episode, My Adoption Journey, author, journalist and broadcaster Caroline Clarke discusses her accidental discovery of and reunion with her birth mother–Cookie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole–and its impact on her existing and newly expanded family. Caroline tells this story in her memoir Postcards from Cookie, and in our conversation she reveals additional details not captured in the [...]

How to Rate and Review GCP Podcast on Apple Podcasts

I end each post about the podcast by asking you to please rate and review on Apple Podcasts once you’ve listened.  And several of you have asked for more detailed directions on exactly how to rate and review.  (Good question, on some devices it is not so simple.)  So here are step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to rate and review [...]

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Making The Best of It with Nancy Redd

In this week's podcast episode, Making the Best of It with Nancy Redd, best-selling author and on-air host Nancy Redd talks about the values that stem from her Southern roots and shares some of the unexpected silver linings which have emerged from months of quarantining with her husband and their 9 & 6 year olds. You'll hear how she [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]