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Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: When Christina Called

And when he was little and screamed 
because the circus in town was rained out
she then told him to wait–to please wait–
that old issue of trust in the steady gods

October 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: Nadine Burke Harris | How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.

August 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Kevin Shafer: Nurturing dads raise emotionally intelligent kids – helping make society more respectful and equitable

All men who support and care for children have a critical role to play in instilling positive social values in future generations.

June 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: No Ball Games

Immerse yourself in the games kids play when the streets are their playground.

May 22, 2021 · 1 Comment

Video: The Box

You’ve heard the phrase “Think outside the box”?

May 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Video: Buskers

Buskers is the story of Packo, a young Dubliner, and Milos, a Romanian immigrant, who battle to secure a space to beg at a Dublin train station. After a comical … Continue reading

December 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ed Bieber: Cleverness

Nature is the master here: boundless, unpredictable,
full of astonishments. The children come next. I follow.

October 20, 2020 · 1 Comment

Molly Fisk: God Speaks to the Rope Swings of Summer

in his gentlest voice, reminding them
about change, about fallow fields and the quiet
everything needs to grow stronger

June 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

Luara Ferracioli: For a child, being carefree is intrinsic to a well-lived life

Is being carefree a special good of childhood? Is it something that confers meaning on the life of a child, without doing the same for adults? Or do adults need to be more carefree, and so be more like children, in order for their lives to go well?

May 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Belle Chesler: This Empire Has No Clothes | In the Classroom That Zoom Built

The gravest and most immediate threat to our most vulnerable students was, and continues to be, hunger. If schools are closed, so is the critical infrastructure that helps keep our nation’s children fed.

May 12, 2020 · 2 Comments

Frida Berrigan: “Do Kids Die, Mom?”

Facing the Future With Trepidation in the Age of Trump As a mother and an activist, here’s what I’ve concluded as 2018 begins: it’s getting harder and harder to think … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · 2 Comments

Fred Rogers: On Strength, Love, and Heroism

When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Doug Anderson: Best New Poets Under Three

A Review Peter Patenaud, who at one, has produced two volumes that hearken to a shadow life before his soul, dipped in Lethe, came clean into this world as the … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: Toward a Philosophy of Tight Pants

Originally posted on Shenandoah Breakdown:
On one of my first mornings at our new hundred year old house in a small town with my wife at work in the city…

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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