Proposed Curriculum Requirement: How to Be Mindful of Technology

In the rise of the technological era, Jessica Lahitou has some suggestions on how to handle attachment and detachment for students and their devices.

Battling Peter Pan Syndrome

Saying goodbye to my first vehicle has triggered a flare up in my lifelong battle with Peter Pan Syndrome.

They Don’t Care About Us

Sometimes, the clarity with which kids see things is heartbreaking.

22 Again: The Incalculable Value Of Friendship

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is Age Just a Number?

Ariel Gordon muses on getting old(er).

Call for Submissions: Young Male Poverty

Data suggests that 1 in 5 American young adults, ages 18-34, are living in poverty. We’re looking for stories about the experiences of these millennials.


Douglas Luman considers boyhood and the difficulties of growing up in this “sourced poem.”

Free Time: Why it’s Important for Our Kids to Have it

Undirected play opens up a new world to children where they can solve problems both imagined and real. Unstructured play drives children to be creative, learn and play at their own pace, and removes some of the stress created by the pressure to follow adult rules.

An Anthem for Our Generation

Courtney Dercqu may be a 20-something, but she’s wise beyond her years.

A Dad Ponders the Loss of the Independence of His Youth and Discovers His Freedom Now

Dad Sean just turned 40. He had an amazing independence when he was younger, but he would not trade what he has now to get it back. Here’s why.

A Boy Who Could See Only Purple

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

Shelters: “Some Days I Turn 20 Away. Today It’s Just One.”

Michael Lee: “As a youth worker, it is in my bones to save the world….Each call is like someone else’s life flashing before your eyes.”