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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 [...]

TOMORROW on GCP with CSL: Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis: Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell,  President of Spelman College.  Dr. Campbell recalls wonderful parenting moments from her childhood and talks about how she raised her three sons to pursue their unique paths.  This conversation is chock-full of great parenting advice! You can listen to it starting TOMORROW, July 29th on Apple [...]

Coming WEDNESDAY on GCP with CSL Podcast: Depelsha McGruder

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis: Depelsha McGruder,  Founder of Moms of Black Boys (MOBB) United. Inc. and MOBB United for Social Change.  On top of her exciting day job, Depelsha leads these sister organizations with over 175,000 members that are dedicated to positively influencing how Black boys and men are perceived and treated by [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: What Shall We Tell Our Children?

Today's Thoughtful Thursday presents the poem "What Shall I Tell My Children Who are Black (Reflections of an African American Mother)" by artist, poet, author, and educator Margaret Burroughs (1915-2010).  It was written in 1968,  but could well have been written this week.  In it Burroughs addresses the issue of how to raise black boys up to be confident [...]

How Do We Talk With Our Children About George Floyd ?

Here we find ourselves returning yet again to the question of how we should talk with our children, especially our sons, about another horrifying murder of a black man at the hands of a police officer.  What should we say to them about the death of George Floyd, and about the protests that have followed? Children of All Ages: [...]

Mental Health in the Black Community: Part 2

Continuing the conversation about mental health in the Black community:  I grew up hearing that our people didn't have time for mental health issues.  If you had trouble coping, you had to snap out of it or push through, on your own or with God's help. Therapy was for other folks.  I know some of you must heard this [...]

Rising Rates of Black Teen Suicides: What Can Parents Do?

For years many of us have heard (and said) that Black people don't commit suicide.  But the data on this reveal an alarmingly different truth, especially about our young people.  Over the last 10 years, the suicide rate for Black teens 15-17 has increased drastically, from an overall rate of 3.9 suicides per 100,000 per year in 2007 to [...]

Protecting Our Sons from Online Sextortion

Let's face it, unless you happen to be a gamer yourself it is easy to take a fairly hands-off approach to your son's gaming habits. You probably have set limits on screen time, maybe you've banned games that are too violent or otherwise disturbing.  But here's why you should pay closer attention to his gaming activity:  to keep him [...]

Not Again…How Do We Talk With Our Children About These Mass Shootings?

As we all know, on the morning of November 14, 2019, a sixteen year old boy walked into his high school, Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, pulled out a .45 caliber handgun from his backpack and fired on a group of students.  In 16 seconds he shot 5 students and then himself.  The shooter and two of [...]

Big Boys Do Cry…And It’s Fine

Last night I watched the first few minutes of the NBA draft, and saw the top three draft picks learn what teams they'd be playing for.  For those of you paying no attention whatsoever, the Pelicans had the #1 pick and chose Zion Williamson from Duke, the Grizzlies had the #2 pick and chose Ja Morant from Murray State, [...]