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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: Hope and Resilience

Today's Thoughtful Thursday brings poetry of hope, strength, and a mother's love. It's (still) National Women's Month, and these three powerful women poets give us some much needed optimism, inspiration, and mothering "realness" to help us cope in these bewildering times. Poet, teacher, saxophonist and [...]

March 12th, 2020|

Thoughtful Thursday: Celebrating Toni Morrison & June Jordan

March is Woman's History Month, and in celebration today's Thoughtful Thursday features two powerful poems by two artistic powerhouses: Toni Morrison and June Jordan. Toni Morrison (1931–2019), while best known for her critically acclaimed and prize winning novels, wrote one volume of poetry, Five Poems (Rainmaker Editions, [...]

March 5th, 2020|
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