Tags » Children. Childhood

youth, anger, culture

A couple of nights ago I lay in bed thinking about how children learn to respond to others; and, respectively, how we wish them to respond to us and others.   631 more words

Culture

choosing to follow vs. having to obey

What are the bigger social ramifications to our culture when we raise children to obey (reinforced by punishing, praising obedience, emotionally manipulating compliance by promising treats, using a child’s empathy to care for adult feelings over their own, etc.) rather than follow leadership that they instinctively trust?   876 more words

Culture

the artist, constructed reality, and children

I ask myself with all the humility and compassion I can muster, “How often do we, as adults, guide our children into the cave we’ve constructed and believe in, but are unhappy living in, because we cannot get out ourselves?”  I happen to believe that a child’s response to an experience, a cry, a smile, is not always a time to teach them what… 726 more words

Culture

educational reform: emotionally safe schools

Like many in the U.S., I ask myself what can be done to heal our educational system.  It is like a tight muscle in our cultural body.   526 more words

Culture