Carol Sutton Lewis
Welcome to Ground Control Parenting (GCP), a resource for parents of Black and Brown boys. Here you will find parenting tips to help develop smart, thoughtful, confident boys and young men. We are especially focused on issues of identity and education.
Ground Control Parenting offers practical information about and resources for what works. Want to know what can spark the love of learning for our boys from birth? How to keep them engaged in school from nursery through high school? How to help them understand their history and be prepared for their future? How to help them feel good about themselves along the way? You can find that and more here.
THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: POETRY AND MORE
GCP offers poetry and words of inspiration in our Thoughtful Thursday posts. We focus on a theme for each Thursday and include works from poets of color across the generations. Share with your children and enjoy.
Thoughtful Thursday: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
For today’s Thoughtful Thursday we celebrate a wonderful African American poet whom we at GCP have only recently discovered: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911). In addition to being a poet, Harper was a journalist, fiction writer and activist. Born in Baltimore to free African American [...]
Thoughtful Thursday: Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
If you are anywhere in the Midwest or the Eastern half of the U.S., it is freezing outside! Temperatures in NYC ranged from 2 degrees (with a wind chill of -14 this morning) to the whopping high of 16 earlier in the day. Time to [...]
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