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Holidays

Veterans Day Activities for Your Children

Today is Veterans Day, a day to thank and honor all who served (or still serve) in the military. Whether your children have the day off from school is a function of your state or local school district (with no legal requirement that schools close on Veterans Day, individual states or school districts are free […]

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November is Hip-Hop History Month

Did you know that November is Hip-Hop History month? Whether you are a huge fan, a mild enthusiast, or would prefer to hear anything else when your kids are controlling the music, you can’t deny that hip-hop has had a significant influence on modern culture. Harvard University’s Hip Hop Archive, which is devoted to the […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Independence Day Inspiration

Happy Fourth! Today’s first Thoughtful Thursday offering is a moving poem about our nation written by Claude McKay, a Jamaican American writer and poet who figured prominently in the Harlem Renaissance. America Although she feeds me bread of bitterness, And sinks into my throat her tiger’s tooth, Stealing my breath of life, I will confess […]

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Help Our Sons Learn Our History: The Civil Rights Movement

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a key section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It is vital that we make sure our sons know the history of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the history of the civil rights movement in the United States. Unless we happen to […]

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Summer Learning, Summer Fun

If school is not out already for your sons, they (and you) are counting down the days until summer vacation begins. As you are locking in their schedules, don’t forget to make time for summer learning. As we’ve noted in previous posts, research indicates that children lose learning skills over the summer, and summer learning […]

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A Bit of Mother’s Day Inspiration

It has been a long Mother’s Day (spending the morning having “Mommy and me” time with my mom, the afternoon with my family, and a quick trip out of town in the evening), but I would be remiss if I didn’t post on Mother’s Day. So Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms, which includes […]

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Help Our Sons Learn our History: Black History Month

It’s February. Black History Month. While many of us wonder why only one month out of the year (and the shortest one at that) is designated for paying national attention to African-American contributions to American history, let us put our cynicism aside, and embrace the many opportunities available this month to help our children learn […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Ground Control Parenting! Hope you have enjoyed good times with your families during the holidays. At GCP we are looking forward to another year of keeping you posted on a variety of issues, tips and resources to help guide our sons through school and life. We have quite […]

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Happy Independence Day!!!

Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July celebration with your sons, daughters, and your entire family!!!

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Creative Ways to Celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday With Your Children

If you are looking for interesting ways to enable your children to focus on the life and work of Dr. King on his holiday, take a look at the King lessons and activities on educationworld.com, found here. Although these activities were collected for teachers to use in the classroom, many of them are easy for […]

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