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Atlantic Childhoods: Global Context

The special issue ” Atlantic Childhoods: Global Contexts” has been published with the journal Atlantic Studies, Global Currents (Vol. 11, No. 4).  The issue was edited by… 201 more words

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Koonar's Research on Child labour in Colonial Ghana

Catherine Koonar has now published two articles that were based on her Masters research.  Both articles explore conceptions of childhood and the use of child labour in the Ghanian colonial context. 65 more words

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The Winding Road to Discovering, Admitting and Expressing My Own Personal Needs.

The blockage I feel every morning is my own blockage of my own needs. I wake up often wanting to just sleep more or stay in bed so that time will pass and the day will feel shorter…Less time I will have to spent working on something that I never get finished…less time goin through he motions waiting for change to happen… Less time facing that things are not “the way they are supposed to be.” 442 more words

1 + 1 = 1

As i’m learning to practice self-care and to feel self-esteem and self-value I am accumulating some comfort with giving to myself and noticing that it is possible to boost myself and not ‘pay’ for it with others around me. 220 more words


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


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


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