Ground Control Parenting – Carol Sutton Lewis

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Thoughtful Thursday: Labor Day

We celebrate Labor Day, the first Monday in September, as the end of summer, and the return to work or school. But how did it come to be? Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It was established in 1894 as […]

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Dropping Our Youngest at College

I began this process as I do with so many things for my youngest: follow the same game plan I worked out with my older two, minus the stress of trying to figure it all out. So off we went to Bed Bath & Beyond, list in hand, to collect the things he needed to […]

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The “Baby” is Off to College! What’s Next?

Greetings GCP‘ers! I’m back from a break from regular posting. This has been quite a busy time: Two of my three children had significant graduations in May: one son from high school, the other from college. The youngest is headed off to college in August, the other has already started his full time job and […]

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How Do We Talk to Our Sons About the Philando Castile Verdict?

Just writing this title makes me weary and sad. Yet again we must figure out how to talk to our sons and our daughters about the acquittal of a police officer who stopped and killed a Black man for no justifiable reason. As you undoubtably know, yesterday the jury in the manslaughter trial of Officer […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Celebrating African-American Music Appreciation Month

In honor of this being the first day of African-American Music Appreciation Month, Thoughtful Thursday is dedicated to poetry about Black music. We’ve got a tribute to the blues by Langston Hughes (and yes, that rhyme was on purpose); award-winning poet Quincy Troupe commemorating the day Duke Ellington ascended to the pearly gates; and poet […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: If For Boys

The youngest son in my family is graduating high school tomorrow. So proud of this guy! In honor of all the graduates on this Thoughtful Thursday, GCP would like to dust off an old favorite, “If for Boys” by Rudyard Kipling. The words of this poem never fail to inspire, and its wisdom is timeless. […]

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Good News from D.C., for a Change: Ron Brown College Prep School

Not much good news has been coming out of D.C. lately, but today’s inspiring story comes from Northeast D.C., where 36 year old Benjamin “Doc” Williams runs the all male Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. The only public single sex high school in D.C. opened its doors in September 2016 with 100 ninth graders […]

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Happy Mother’s Day from GCP!

Happy Mother’s Day, GCP Moms!  Whether you will be surrounded by family showering you with love and attention or just spending another Sunday doing all that you do to take care of your family, know that we at GCP are on our feet, giving you a screaming and shouting standing O today.  Notwithstanding the “Hallmark […]

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Educational Inspiration from Eagle Academy

Last week GCP had the pleasure of attending Eagle Academy Foundation’s annual awards breakfast where they celebrate the boys of their Eagle Academy schools and honor people who inspire their boys. The Eagle Academy Foundation supports a network of six all male, grades 6-12 college preparatory schools in challenged urban communities in the five boroughs […]

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How Do We Talk With Our Sons About Jordan Reynolds?

By now we have all heard about Jordan Reynolds, the Black high school freshman honor roll student and athlete who was shot and killed by a police officer while leaving a party in a car with his brothers and friends last Saturday night in Balch Springs, Texas. No one in the car was armed, no […]

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