Ground Control Parenting – Carol Sutton Lewis

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GCP Parent’s Checklist for Getting a Good Start on the School Year

Hope all of your sons are settling well into the new school year. Here is a GCP Checklist of things to do/keep your eyes on as the year begins: Meet the teachers: There will certainly be an open school night or some other formal opportunity to meet teachers, and you shouldn’t miss that. But you […]

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Conscious Parenting: Tips on Giving Your Sons Constructive Criticism

Giving constructive criticism to our sons so that they hear and accept it can be so tough, especially when our boys are in their middle and high school years. Constructive criticism lets them know they could do something better without blaming or shaming them. Takes a lot of parenting skill to get this right! We […]

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Happy Grandparent’s Day!!

Did you and your family know that Sunday September 13th is National Grandparent’s Day? It’s time to celebrate the grandparents in your lives!! Be sure to connect today with grandparents or older adults in the community and show them some love. Looking for more ways to celebrate Grandparent’s Day? Find them at

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Tell Your Sons: Remembering 9/11

Few of us will ever forget where we were and what we were doing when we heard about the Twin Towers collapsing on September 11, 2001. Those of us who were in New York City on that day can surely remember all the events of that day fourteen years ago like it was yesterday. But […]

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Back to School: Parents, Don’t Forget Your A B E’s

So our sons are back in school, and settling into the routine of early rising, a full day in the classroom, and homework after school. After a summer of focusing on them, we can breathe a sigh of relief and get back to focusing on our lives, right? Not exactly. Our sons will greatly benefit […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Back to School Quotes For You and Your Sons

Our boys are back in school! Today’s Thoughtful Thursday offers quotes to help our sons and ourselves with the transition to a new school year. Here are some quotes to remind us of the value of the educational journey, and some to encourage them as they return to the classroom. Share with your sons, and […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Black Boys Lives Matter

This morning’s New York Times reported yet another innocent young Black man being gunned down on the street. NeShawn Plummer, 16, was killed in Far Rockaway, Queens, caught in a spray of bullets aimed at a crowd of teens on a street corner. Police suspect it was a gang related attack and are seeking two […]

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