3 Things I Will Do Differently in My Next Relationship

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I learned from divorce and know what not to do next time.

Rise, a Warrior

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“We are all great warriors, searching for peace.”

A Boy Who Could See Only Purple

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Through intense, lyrical images, Dean Kostos presents the early life of an intense, lyrical boy.

Where Have All the Children Gone?

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In our mad rush to make our children successful have we left something essential behind–a childhood.

Remembering Bridget

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Stephen Parrish had an imaginary childhood companion. One he never completely let go.

Reparenting Your Inner Child

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Counselor Carl lights the path to healing childhood wounds.

The Face of Joy

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Where does pure joy come from? John Faithful Hamer can tell you.

Feeling Like a Child in the World of Pop Culture

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It’s impossible to enjoy a movie or television show today quite as much as you did when you were a child. Matthew Rozsa speculates as to why.

Body Language

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Kenny Fries recounts an intimate moment, at the intersection of memory and vulnerability.

The Problem With Raising Sons in the United States

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A national initiative to resolve the “crisis of boys” in America.

A Belated Thank You to My Mother

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Ty Phillips remembers the day his mother took the fall to stand between him and hurt.

The Readers (after Robert Hayden)

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Recalling Robert Hayden’s classic poem “Those Winter Sundays,” Philip Clark presents his own remembrance of a father and his sacrifices.

What I Learned About Adult Rebellion From My 3-Year-Old Daughter

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Learning to defuse his daughter’s tantrums taught Ty Phillips a surprising lesson about himself.

On Plans to Build My Daughter a Tipi

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Speaking as a father to a young daughter, Adam Hughes explores the gap between expectation and reality–parental promise and parental failure.

Sorry, But We Never Raised Free-Range Kids

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Lisa Duggan looks back at the legend of the free-range childhood and reminds us that it takes a village to raise a kid.

Celebrating the Child in All of Us

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Ty Phillips helps us start the new year with a healthy dose of childish amazement and wonder.