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Unconditionally Supporting Your Children’s Dreams with Diana Napier

Diana Napier's daughter Emerson Davis was 3 years old when she told her mother she wanted to play the cello, 5 when she was admitted to a highly competitive music school, 6 when she decided to join the school’s drama club, and 10 when she joined the cast of  “Once Upon an Island” which won a Tony for Best [...]

GCP Podcast Won a Gracie Award!!!

I am so excited to share this news:  my podcast, Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis, has won a Gracie Award from the Alliance of Women in Media! My Gracie award in the Podcast-Educational category “honors outstanding original content that connects and engages the audience while facilitating learning or providing educational content on a topic”.  My mission with this [...]

Staying True to Yourself and Your Parenting Goals with Ursula Burns

  How did the first Black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company manage to balance her skyrocketing career and her growing family? In the latest GCP Podcast episode, Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox Corporation, tells us why this is NOT the question young parents should be asking. She explains why a perspective shift is overdue:   “I don't [...]

Easing Our Children’s Re-entry into Post-Pandemic Life

  Is that a light shining brightly at the end of that tunnel ahead?  Covid restrictions are being lifted everywhere, and we are all moving at various speeds towards the new normal. For our children, it is back to socializing with friends (or for the toddlers, learning how to socialize with friends), fully in-person classes now or in the [...]

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 [...]