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Happy Mother’s Day from GCP!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, Grandmothers, Aunties, Godmothers and Bonus Moms from GCP!!! Hope your Mother's Day is filled with people you love, things you love to do, and gratitude from the children and others that you love to do things for. To honor you all, we offer two poems, both by the beloved Maya Angelou (1928-2014). [...]

Join GCP Tomorrow for College Admissions in the Time of Covid-19

Our second free webinar, College in the Time of COVID-19, is almost here!  Tomorrow, May 6th, at 1pm EDT  I'll be talking about the impact of COVID-19 on the college admissions process with these experts: David Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, The College Board Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania Jessica Marinaccio, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial [...]

Great Advice from “School In the Time of COVID-19” Webinar

Thanks to all who attended the Ground Control Parenting/Hunter College Continuing Education webinar School in the Time of COVID-19, which was held on April 22.  We had a great turnout, and heard wonderful advice and tips from our panel of experts: Dr. Karen Hopkins, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, specializing in behavioral and developmental [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Poems on Poems and a Bonus Poem

For today's Thoughtful Thursday (yes, we KNOW it's Friday, but in Covid-19 world the days are all running together) we continue to celebrate Poetry Month with a couple of poems about poetry. So meta, right? We start with Elizabeth Alexander's (b.1962) "Ars Poetica #100", in which she encourages her students (who are all of us) to find our poetic [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Teach Your Children Poetry

Since you are primarily in charge of teaching your children these days, why not teach them some poetry?  April is Poetry Month, after all.  In today's Thoughtful Thursday we will look at three poems by African American poets (all women, in fact), which you and your children can enjoy learning about and discussing. If you need some motivation to [...]

Register NOW to Join Us On April 22 for School in the Time of COVID-19

  Register NOW to join us on Wednesday April 22  at 4pm EDT for a free GCP webinar, School in the Time of COVID-19!  We are gathering a group of experts who are helping educate and motivate our children in this crisis to give us strategies for managing the homeschooling experience. Wondering how best to oversee their schooling while [...]

Homeschooling Headaches? Join Our Virtual Discussion on 4/22 for Expert Tips and Help!

On Wednesday April 22 at 4pm EDT, I will be hosting a free virtual video panel discussion, "School in the Time of COVID-19" to give guidance and answer your questions about managing your children's homeschooling experience. Are your children dealing with a full schedule of schoolwork that is tough for them (and you) to keep track of?  Or do [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Marilyn Nelson

Today's Thoughtful Thursday features the poems of Marilyn Nelson, whose work we first featured in December 2019 . Marilyn Nelson was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was raised on several military bases, as her father was in the Air Force. Dr. Nelson, who began writing poetry in elementary school, earned her BA from the University of California, Davis, a masters  [...]

More Homeschooling Help & News

Have your children settled into a home schooling routine yet?  From many reports, this is an uneven and bumpy road.  Some schools are providing an entire day of schoolwork, and parents are struggling to keep track of passwords and schedules, manage device use and sharing within the family, and track their children's progress, while trying to do their own [...]

Parenting Lessons from Ellis Marsalis, Revisited

As the world pays tribute to Ellis Marsalis, we wanted to repost this GCP post from June 2012 which focused on his talent not as a musician, but as a parent. Parenting Lessons from Ellis Marsalis Last night I had the incredible pleasure of sitting at a friend’s small dinner party for Jazz at Lincoln Center and listening to [...]