Browsing All Posts filed under »Youth & Family«

How To Raise An Adult | Review & Notes

May 10, 2018


Julie Lythcott-Haims. How To Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid For Success. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015. (354 pages) Book Review; REVIEW When I mentioned to a member of my church that we were having Julie Lythcott-Haims come to speak on How To Raise an Adult, this person replied to […]

The Primal Wound | Notes & Critical Review

January 23, 2018


Nancy Newton Verrier. The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child. Gateway Press, Inc., 1993. (225 pages) Preface …it was easier for us to give her love than it was for her to accept it. (xiii) At the same time that she tried to provoke the very rejection that she feared, there was a reaction on her […]

Rex | Tribute

April 26, 2017


I got word today that my youth pastor — the one who has my same middle name, who baptized me, who was the first to inspire me with the power of a good sermon, who allowed me to drive his red convertible to my junior prom, who encouraged me to ask out the new girl […]

Becoming Sons And Daughters | Reflections

December 16, 2016


Becoming Sons and Daughters [2012] Plot summary from IMDb: Every major social problem that plagues our nation today can be traced back to one root cause: Fatherlessness. For instance, 71% of pregnant teenagers live in a fatherless home. Additionally, 85% of young men in prison grew up without a dad. They are not stats, they […]

Screenagers | Quotes & Commentary

March 5, 2016

1 About The Film (From the website): Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?  Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids which started her on a question to delve into how it might effect their development. She learned that on average […]

TED | Nancy Lublin: The heartbreaking text that inspired a crisis help line

November 2, 2015


A girl I’ve never met before changed my life and the life of thousands of other people. I’m the CEO of It’s one of the largest organizations in the world for young people. In fact it’s bigger than the Boy Scouts in the United States. And we’re not homophobic. 00:30 (Laughter) 00:33 And it’s […]

#Being13 | Review

October 16, 2015

0 Like other programs on teens, this one has a bit of an ominous and cautionary tone highlighting mostly the negative side of social media; the use of the word “secret” is in alignment with the production. For parents and adults who are ignorant of the deep world of social media, this is designed to […]