Ground Control Parenting – Carol Sutton Lewis

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Young Chess Masters

Now here’s some good and inspirational news for everyone: three African American teenaged boys are among the youngest players to ever be named chess masters, each obtaining this advanced rank before their thirteenth birthday. The article in today’s New York Times, found here, notes that these three young men, Justus Williams, Joshua Colas and James […]

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What We All Can Learn From Coaches

I spent last Saturday with one of my sons at a college lacrosse clinic, where he along with scores of other high school juniors were demonstrating their skills to a group of college coaches, with the hopes of being recruited for a college team. After the lunch break, the head coach of the host school […]

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What Teachers Can Learn from Coaches

During the countdown to the Final Four, the NCAA ran a commercial touting the fact that African American NCAA athletes in Division I schools have higher graduation rates than African American male students who are not athletes. According to Dr. Richard Lapchick, director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University […]

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Your Son Will Not Be The Next LeBron James

I’m sure that most of our readers dutifully read to their sons from infancy through toddlerhood.  I am equally sure, though, that as soon as their little princes turn five, many of those same readers thrust a basketball, football or bat into their hands.  Many of our sons’ early school years are marked by the […]

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