Fight Pandemic Learning Loss with Learning Heroes

Now that your kids have settled back into school are you seeing signs of their pandemic learning loss?  Well, did you know that studies have found concentrated high impact tutoring to be one of the most effective strategies for academic catch up?!  Get the details on this and other ways to help your kids get back on track in [...]

How To Talk With Your Kids About Ukraine

    Just when we thought we could catch our breath as pandemic fears ease, we are now watching in horror as Russia invades Ukraine. The news is non-stop, showing us images of bombings, terrified parents and children trying to flee their homes, families being separated as men stay back to fight for their country. It is hard for [...]

The Importance of Parent Self-Care

As the summer winds down, the virus numbers trend up, and schools begin to open across the nation: Parents, how are you doing?  Are you taking care of yourselves? We need to fasten our seatbelts for the bumpy ride that this fall is promising, as we figure out how to mesh our extreme COVID fatigue, sending our kids back [...]

GCP Bonus Round Matching Game!!

It’s time to play Season Three’s GCP Bonus Round Matching Game!   Many of my Season 3 guests played the #GCP Bonus Round and shared some of their favorite poems, quotes and children's books. As I’ve done at the end of my past two seasons, I’ve created a Matching Game to see if you can match this season’s guests [...]

Helping Your Children Make Smart Money Moves

Today's podcast is especially for all you parents who regularly say to their kids some variant of: "Do you think money grows on trees?"  (And there are a lot of us! ) Our kids know that money buys things they want (and they probably don't think it grows on trees), but do they know the power of saving money, [...]

How Art Can Be A Parent’s Best Friend! The Latest #GCP Podcast

Are your children getting enough ART in their lives?  As we deal with the challenges of making sure they get all their schoolwork done these days, making sure they experience art may not be at the top of your list. But my latest podcast episode tells you why art is a valuable part of your children's development.  Studies show [...]

Celebrating the GCP Podcast Women of Stage Screen and TV!!

As we ready Season 3 for launch, we are looking back over Seasons 1 & 2 and highlighting a few of our favorites.  Today we are featuring the amazing GCP Podcast women of stage, screen and TV.  In Season 1, Deborah Roberts told us about the ups and downs of “Giving Children Freedom to Soar”, and LisaGay Hamilton candidly shared [...]

Getting Smart About Art with Franklin Sirmans

Why show art to an infant?  Why should we encourage our children to “get lost” in paintings? What’s the art and social justice connection? Who are some of the African-American artists whose work we and our children should get to know?  This week on the Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis podcast, Franklin Sirmans, director of Pérez Art [...]

Standardized Test Success with David Coleman

Have you been thinking/worrying about how your child does on standardized tests?  Is the SAT on your child's horizon?  This week's GCP Podcast episode is just what you need.  David Coleman, CEO of the College Board (makers of the SAT, SAT II and AP tests) joins me to share some really helpful tips for "Standardized Test Success”.  What starts [...]

Meet Superhero Parents Clay Armbrister and Denise McGregor Armbrister

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis  you'll hear the inspirational story of the Armbrister family.  Johnson C. Smith University President Clarence “Clay” Armbrister and his wife, former banking executive Denise McGregor Armbrister, share their triumphs and challenges raising a family of five which includes children with special needs and two adopted siblings.  You'll learn how [...]

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