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 [...]

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

Here at GCP we celebrate Black History every month. But as we head into the first weekend of the "official" Black History Month (which was established in 1967 by President Gerald Ford), today we offer ways for your family to stay especially focused on Black History this month. As we know, school Black History Month tributes can be somewhat [...]

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 Matching Game Round One Answers!

Have you played Round One of the Season 3 #GCP Matching Game yet?  Last chance; Answers are below!   As you know, many of my Season 3 guests played the #GCP Bonus Round and shared some of their favorite poems, quotes and children's books.  A few weeks ago I posted a Matching Game and asked you to match this season’s [...]

It’s Time for The GCP Season Three Rewind!!

Hard to believe but we've come to the end of the third season of Ground Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis!  So that means it's time for the GCP Podcast Season Three Rewind!!    As you’ll hear in the Rewind,  this season includes lots of conversations about how to be a better parent in so many aspects of your [...]

The Power and Limits of Tough Love with Kenneth C. Frazier, Merck Chairman & CEO

The final episode of Season 3 is out now! This week we’ll discover how a widowed janitor living with his kids in a tough Philly neighborhood raised a world class concert pianist and a Fortune 500 CEO.   Kenneth Frazier, the highly respected CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck, joins us to share his powerful story of being raised by [...]

Helping Your Child’s Moral Development with Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr.

How can we help our children develop a moral compass to guide them through life?  When they are young, we give them our perspectives on right versus wrong, but how can we give them the tools to make these determinations on their own? And what are some of the best ways to talk with them about faith and spirituality?  [...]

Unconditionally Supporting Your Children’s Dreams with Diana Napier

Diana Napier's daughter Emerson Davis was 3 years old when she told her mother she wanted to play the cello, 5 when she was admitted to a highly competitive music school, 6 when she decided to join the school’s drama club, and 10 when she joined the cast of  “Once Upon an Island” which won a Tony for Best [...]

Staying True to Yourself and Your Parenting Goals with Ursula Burns

  How did the first Black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company manage to balance her skyrocketing career and her growing family? In the latest GCP Podcast episode, Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox Corporation, tells us why this is NOT the question young parents should be asking. She explains why a perspective shift is overdue:   “I don't [...]

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