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Rumor has it . . .

In There's a Stranger in My House by Dr James Wellborn

Adolescence is a time of whispers, rumors and gossip.  Almost always it is about taking a kind of pleasure in celebrating someone else’s inadequacies or knocking them off their high horse (or, their perceived high horse).  In most instances, spreading rumors is at the very least ungenerous and, at most, cruel and mean-spirited.  Just because it is a common occurrence …

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More Questions (for your teenager) from Steubenville, Ohio

In There's a Stranger in My House by Dr James Wellborn

The previous column presented questions to generate a conversation between you and your teenager about issues raised by the rape of a teenage girl in Steubenville, Ohio.  The questions continue. Responsibility Whose fault is it when someone is attacked?  What if they were saying really insulting things to the person who attacked them?  What if they were walking around in …

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The Heart and Soul of the Next Generation by Michael Bradley

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I get really emotional thinking about people who make heroic sacrifices.  It is something that maintains my hope in humanity.  The odd thing is I am not talking about the heroes you read about in the news.  You are not likely to hear of the ones I mean.   They are quiet and unassuming.  Their heroism is the ordinary, profound sort …