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Carol Sutton Lewis
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Welcome to Ground Control Parenting, a resource for parents of Black and Brown boys. Here you will find parenting tips to help develop smart, thoughtful, confident boys and young men. We are especially focused on issues of identity and education.

Ground Control Parenting offers practical information about and resources for what works. Want to know what can spark the love of learning for our boys from birth? How to keep them engaged in school from nursery through high school? How to help them understand their history and be prepared for their future? How to help them feel good about themselves along the way?  We’ve got answers.  Scroll down to see our latest posts, and click on “POSTS” in the menu above to find many more.

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THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY: POETRY AND MORE

GCP offers poetry and words of inspiration in our Thoughtful Thursday posts.  We focus on a theme for each Thursday and include works from poets of color across the generations.  Share with your children and enjoy.

Thoughtful Thursday: Thanksgiving Poems

We are only a week away from Thanksgiving, so today's Thoughtful Thursday offers up a hodgepodge of poems celebrating the food, festivities and fun of this holiday. We start with Elizabeth Alexander's "Butter",  a delightful ode to the spread which makes everything taste better.  Bet [...]

November 21st, 2019|

Thoughtful Thursday: Honoring Veterans

Today's Thoughtful Thursday continues the celebration of Veteran's Day  with two poems written by African American veteran Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947)  about his Vietnam War service. Komunyakaa served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1970 as a correspondent; he was the managing editor [...]

November 14th, 2019|
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