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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 [...]

#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 [...]

#GCP is Going LIVE on Instagram THURSDAY 4/29, 4PM EST!!!

  I'm going live on Instagram TOMORROW, 4/29, at 4pm EST to continue the conversation with Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, author of Parent Like it Matters!!! I had such a good time talking about parenting, and there's so much more to talk about!! Please join us on Instagram Live, @groundcontrolparenting at 4pm EST. Come for parenting advice, with parenting [...]

Are YOU Parenting Like It Matters?

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day details of parenting (and there are SO many details these days!) and lose sight of some of the important “big-picture” parenting issues, like: How are we teaching our kids our values, our morals?  What specific steps and actions can we take to help our children develop a core of confidence [...]

How Art Can Be A Parent’s Best Friend! The Latest #GCP Podcast

Are your children getting enough ART in their lives?  As we deal with the challenges of making sure they get all their schoolwork done these days, making sure they experience art may not be at the top of your list. But my latest podcast episode tells you why art is a valuable part of your children's development.  Studies show [...]

#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 |2021-04-28T12:04:35-04:00April 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 [...]