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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.
For today's Thoughtful Thursday we return to our roots with poems for Black boys. Our inspiration: Did you hear about the 10 year old Black boy who faced criminal aggravated assault charges after an elementary school dodgeball game? A (white) classmate was injured after being [...]
Last month, Joy Harjo was named the U.S.’s 23rd Poet Laureate. She is the first Native American to be appointed to this role. She takes the position in September 2019, following U.S. Poet Laureate Tracey K. Smith, whose work has been featured often in Thoughtful [...]
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