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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 [...]

GCP Recap and More!

As we say our final goodbyes to 2020 (and not a moment too soon), the latest podcast episode, The GCP 2020 Recap, went live today.  In it we cover the road to our launch in midyear 2020, explore some of the themes and lessons from our 2020 podcasts, and offer some hints of what's ahead for 2021.   You can [...]

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 [...]

Mothers and Daughters with Lynn Whitfield

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis I'm talking about Mothers and Daughters with Emmy award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield.   You can hear this episode on  Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and many other podcast spots, as well as here on the Ground Control Parenting blog. In this episode Lynn reflects on the wonderful complexities of mothers and daughters, realized even [...]

Sal Khan: Online Learning

We're back with Season 2 of  Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis!!!   We're starting the season with a topic on which I know lots of parents are focused: Learning in the time of COVID-19. How are our kids doing in "school" and what can we do to help them learn? In Season 2 opener I'm talking with education [...]

Back to School: Coping with Stress

As school is finally back in session for NYC public schools this week, and classes have already resumed (in person or remotely) elsewhere across the nation, and we all head into MONTH SEVEN of this pandemic, how are you doing?   In addition to taking care of your family, are you taking care of yourself?  Two guests from Season One [...]

The GPS Bonus Round Quiz, Part 2

It's time for Part 2 of The GCP Bonus Round Quiz! Below are favorite poems, children's books and TV/film/theater parents from six more guests from Season One, pictured above.   Just as you did last week, take a look at their favorites –– you may find some more new books, poems and shows to enjoy with your families.  Can you match these guests [...]

By |2020-09-24T21:38:59-04:00September 24th, 2020|Experts, Featured, Latest News, Parents, Podcast|0 Comments

The GCP Bonus Round, Part 1

At the end of most podcast episodes in Season 1, I asked guests to play The GCP Bonus Round where they'd tell me their favorite poems, children's books and TV/film/theater parent. I've compiled the responses of my first five guests from Season One, pictured above. Click on the links below to check out their favorites –– you may find [...]

By |2020-09-16T17:09:57-04:00September 16th, 2020|Featured, Interviews, Latest News, Parents, Podcast|0 Comments

GCP with CSL: LisaGay Hamilton on Raising a Transgender Child

This week on Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis,  the award-winning actor and filmmaker LisaGay Hamilton talks about raising her transgender daughter,  who came out last year at age eight.  LisaGay is thoughtful, candid and wise as she discusses this sensitive and complicated topic. You won't want to miss this conversation. You can listen to it now on Apple Podcasts, [...]

By |2020-09-03T15:43:56-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Featured, Interviews, Latest News, Parents, Resources|0 Comments