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#GCP Podcast Season 3 Premiere: How To Have The College Conversation

And We're Back with Season 3!!!  New Season, New Look!!  We begin our third season talking about a topic that is top of mind for so many parents of teens: The College Admissions Process.  As parents we've got so many questions about this process: is it really just all about the grades, test scores, and extracurriculars? How can you [...]

By |2021-04-13T22:09:51-04:00April 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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. [...]

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 [...]

The GCP Podcast Season Two Rewind!

  The second season of Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis is a wrap, so it's time for the GCP Podcast Season Two Rewind!    In our second season we've had lots of fascinating conversations about parenting smart and confident Black children.  We've talked with dynamic parents and helpful experts about the joy and the job of parenting.  [...]

By |2021-02-10T09:14:22-05:00February 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday: Celebrate Black History Month with Poetry

On this Thoughtful Thursday we celebrate Black History Month with poetry by and/or about Black people. (Actually, we celebrate pretty much every month this way, but we'll jump on the BHM bandwagon for February.).  Today we offer a variety of poems which all nod to the theme of sharing Black History, including our cultural history, with our children. We [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating Black History Month 2021

Here at GCP we celebrate Black History every month. But since today is the first day of the "official" Black History Month (which was established in 1967 by President Gerald Ford), we are offering a few great ways for your family to place a special focus on Black History this month. 1. Talk about your Family History. If your [...]

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 [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem

Even if you missed yesterday's inauguration, odds are you've already heard about Amanda Gorman, the 22 year old poet who was a star at the inaugural ceremony.  The amazing Ms. Gorman read her poem "The Hill We Climb" as the world watched in awe.  Her words, her imagery, her poise, her eloquence, and the joy in her delivery captivated [...]