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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.
It's Independence Day! We celebrate this Thoughtful Thursday on our nation's birthday with two poems from one of our most beloved poets, Langston Hughes (1902-1967). In "I Too", Hughes imagines a future in which he will truly be seen as an American. In "Let America Be [...]
Politicians campaign in poetry and govern in prose, former New York governor Mario Cuomo once said. But we are didn't hear much poetry during this week's Democratic Presidential Candidate's debates. So for today's Thoughtful Thursday we offer a few political poems. We start with "America" [...]
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