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Talk Back To GCP…Please?!

Hello GCPers, It has been a while since a new post has appeared, due to a ridiculously persistent bout of bronchitis. As I have been resting and coughing over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog. I believe so strongly in its mission– to aid, guide and inspire parents of […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Black British Poets

Greetings from London! GCP is on the road, checking in on globetrotting children. Since we are here on Thoughtful Thursday, today our focus is on Black British poets. From the many talented poets we present here just a few: Benjamin Zephaniah (“Dis Poetry”) is a British Jamaican writer and dub poet who was included in […]

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GCP in the News: Parenting Panel at the Chautauqua Institution

The Chautauqua Institution presented a week of thoughtful and interesting commentary about the development of boys into men last week, and I was thrilled to have been asked to bring the GCP perspective to the conversation. I joined Dr. Gregory Hess, President of Wabash College in a talk with Dr. Robert Franklin, Director of Religion […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: “Meditations on Raising Boys”

GCP is at Chautauqua Institution, for the end of their week discussing “Boys Will Be Boys, Then Men”. This week’s Thoughtful Thursday (the Friday morning edition) comes from the amazing performance here last night of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s symphonic composition of “Meditations on Raising Boys”, featuring Marc Bamuthi Joseph performing spoken word with an all […]

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Carol Sutton Lewis Named to My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

GCP Founder Carol Sutton Lewis has been appointed to President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (“MBK Alliance”) Advisory Council. Launched by President Obama in May 2015, The MBK Alliance is engaging partners in the private and public sectors to create and advance efforts to eliminate the gaps in opportunity and achievement for boys and young […]

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GCP Live at Chautaqua Institution

This Friday, July 10, I will be participating in a panel conversation with Gregory Hess, President of Wabash College and Dr. Robert Franklin, Director of Religion, Chautauqua Institution and former President of Morehouse College, discussing the practical and institutional ways to support boys’ healthy development. Our discussion comes at the end of a week-long examination […]

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GCP Parenting News

We’ve been surfing the web doing research in preparation for the conversation about boys we are having on Friday with Dr. Robert Franklin and Gregory Hess, president of Wabash College, at the Chautauqua Institution (more on that in another post!) and have discovered some great articles which are definitely worth reading. We will share what […]

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Happy Fourth of July from Ground Control Parenting!

Happy Independence Day from GCP! Hope you all are enjoying the day with your family and friends. May your bbq be tasty and the fireworks delightful. Have a safe and wonderful holiday. To celebrate the day, we will give the Fourth of July the Thoughtful Thursday treatment. Here are some poems from an assortment of […]

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When Bad Things Happen in Church: Calming Our Children’s Fears

One of the many horrific things about the Charleston massacre is that it happened in a house of worship. As has been widely reported, the shooter targeted a historic church and sat in a bible study class for an hour before opening fire. We have always thought of a church as a safe and peaceful […]

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Happy Father’s Day from GCP!

Happy Father’s Day from GCP to all of the fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and all of the wonderful men who give fatherly love and direction to children who may not be theirs by birth but are theirs by choice. Here are some poems and thoughts about fatherhood. Those Winter Sundays Sundays too my father got up […]

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