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Carol Sutton Lewis
Welcome to Ground Control Parenting, a resource for parents of Black and Brown children, with a particular focus on our boys. Here you will find parenting tips to help develop smart, thoughtful, confident boys and girls. 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 and girls 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.
Today's Thoughtful Thursday we celebrate Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate. As most everyone certainly knows by know, she is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be named as a vice presidential candidate [...]
A bit of a hodgepodge for Summer 2020 poems in today's Thoughtful Thursday: two poems celebrating familiar visions of summer (Fireflies! Kool-Aid!) and one prayer/poem that reminds us that our focus this summer must include more sobering and critical visions. Jacqueline Woodson, who brings us [...]
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