Ground Control Parenting – Carol Sutton Lewis

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Thoughtful Thursday: Valentine Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this love-celebrating holiday, here are some love poems from Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), renowned poet, novelist and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Dunbar’s first poems were published in a Dayton newspaper when he was 14 years old. While much of […]

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Valentine’s Day Fun With Your Son

Need some last minute Valentine’s Day ideas for your little guys? Here are some easy and creative ways to celebrate the day: Personalized Cookies: Show your love and satisfy your 8 year old’s sweet tooth with cookies that are calling his name. Eleni’s has delicious cookies that you can personalize. You can shop for them […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Poems of Elizabeth Alexander

Today’s Thoughtful Thursday celebrates the work of Elizabeth Alexander–highly respected poet, essayist, playwright and teacher. Professor Alexander was recently named a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, as well as the inaugural Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University. She is the former Chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale University. […]

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Parents Matter: Star Athlete Listens to Mom and Dad, Chooses Harvard

A recent NYTimes article tells a great story that is right up our alley at GCP. Chris Lewis is a 6’9″ high school junior at Milton High School in Milton, Georgia. A power forward, he is one of the top basketball juniors in the nation. He has been recruited by colleges since he was in […]

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A Parent’s Nightmare: Campus Police Pulled a Gun on his College Student Son

NYTimes columnist Charles Blow writes today of getting a call on Saturday that his son, a Yale junior, had been held at gunpoint that evening after leaving the library. By the Yale Campus Police. Apparently they were responding to a burglary call on campus and determined that he fit the description of the alleged burglar. […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Today being Dr. King’s birthday, we will honor him with a few of his memorable quotes. Enjoy, and Happy Birthday to ya, Dr. King! Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite […]

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#SelmaForStudents: Nationwide and Going Strong

Great news: The #SelmaforStudents movement has sent over 275,000 students to see SELMA for free across the USA! By tomorrow, 29 cities will have joined our efforts to send 7th 8th and 9th graders to see this important and wonderful film. Have you seen it yet? Have you taken your sons and daughters in 7th […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Poems About Race in America

Today’s Thoughtful Thursday is a link to a New York Times article in which journalist Nicholas Kristof invites readers to submit poems about race in America. He received more than 300 poems, and the ones he includes in the article are rich and thought provoking. Worth reading. You will find it here. We’ll end this […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Happy New Year from GCP!!

Today’s Thoughtful Thursday will be not poetry or quotes but simply a thought for the New Year: May the year 2015 be a year of health, joy, discovery, wonder, learning, and tremendous growth for you and your children, especially those boys!!! Rather than ask for your resolutions, we’d like to make some for you: Resolve […]

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What can GCP do for YOU in 2015??

As 2014 draws to a close, we at GCP have been thinking about what 2015 will bring. As we begin another year of focusing on our boys and the skills we need to parent them well, we have so much to worry about, (especially these days), so much to learn, so much to share. At […]

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