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Obama Fights Zombie Kids With New Initiative

You know what’s scary? Zombie kids — small, pale, motionless blobs with an eerie detachment from the world around them. No one wants to see vacant stares from children; it’s freaky and pretty depressing. But as more and more kids connect to their computers and iPhones, and disconnect from the world around them, the number of zombie kids […]

August 24th

Creepy Pictures of Kids Watching TV

“…when media and the digital world become omnipresent, their influence can stop people from learning how to live wisely, to think deeply and to love generously. In this context, the great sages of the past run the risk of going unheard amid the noise and distractions of an information overload. Efforts need to be made […]

July 27th

Why Going Green Is Good for My Family’s Spirit

I should have known we would end up here, but for almost a decade I managed to keep it well below the surface of my conscious mind. When my husband brought it up as a possibility, I had plenty of arguments. Good ones: we’re not good at home improvement projects; we’re too busy; we have […]

July 7th

What Our Children Can Teach Us About Nature

Children are willing to receive. Our kids, unburdened by social impositions, accept the gifts of nature matter-of-factly. The tree to climb, the mulberries to eat, the cool water to wash dirty feet, the fascinating bug — they are all accepted, without any self-consciousness or hesitation. Children understand, in a way that we adults tend to […]

June 6th

Playing Outside Develops Spiritual Connection in Kids

Playing outside has always been a fun and natural part of a child’s upbringing. But new research suggests that playing outside for 5-10 hours a day can increase children’s spiritual connection with the environment. Researchers Gretel Van Wieren of Michigan State University and Stephen Kellert of Yale University found that children who play in nature have more self fulfillment and purpose […]

May 13th

Recess Is a Natural Remedy

The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, but the earth He has given to the children of men. Psalm 115:16 I work in a public school with junior high kids who have learning disabilities and behavior disorders. They try hard, but sometimes school is difficult for them. They’re expected to read complex texts, but […]

January 29th