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Carol Sutton Lewis
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.
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.
Our boys and girl are back in school! Today's Thoughtful Thursday offers some inspirational words and poems to celebrate the start of their new school year. The poem "Workshop" by Billy Collins (b. 1941) presents a delightfully irreverent analysis of itself within the poem and [...]
In early August 2019 we lost Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. In today's Thoughtful Thursday we celebrate this gifted author by sharing some of her inspirational quotes. Share these with your children and enjoy. On Writing [...]
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