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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: Gone But Always With Us

In today's Thoughtful Thursday we feature two African-American poets who passed away in 2018 but left us with their wonderful words and works. Baltimore native Sam Cornish, born in 1935, was educated at Goddard College and Northwestern University. He is the author of several works [...]

January 10th, 2019|

Thoughtful Thursday: Parenting Hopes and Promises

This first Thoughtful Thursday of 2019 features parenting poems by a variety of African-American poets. Parenting is the initial 2019 topic for two reasons: I have spent a deliciously extended time with my grown-up children over this break, so I have been in everyday parenting [...]

January 3rd, 2019|
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