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Reclaiming Wonder I was perusing the courses offered by the School of Life in London, England, when I came across a promotion for "Reclaiming Wonder." The teacher was listed as Francesco Dimitri, a novelist and fanta…
A Good Guy with a Gun? A week after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association announced its solution to stemming the tide of school shootings. "The only thing th…
A Prayer for Exploited Working Children in India In an article in The New York Times, Gardiner Harris reveals that 28 million children between the ages of 6 and 14 are working in mines, factories, construction sites, shops, and farms in India. Thi…
Hurray for the Average Child * Let's hear it for the "average" child who receives no special award on honors day: the one who stares out the window in geometry class and dreams of faraway places, having mastered the art of reveri…
A Prayer for Malala Yousafzai and Pakistani Girls On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Pakistan, was shot in the head by Taliban militants in the Swat Valley, who claimed she had become a "symbol of Western cul…
Tikkun Olam By Sofia Mesh for KidSpirit's Society and the Individual Issue. My first day of Hebrew school was very eventful, to say the least. I begged my father not to take me because I had heard horror …
The Missing “E” in Human By Adya Sarin for KidSpirit's Education Issue. It’s important to be humane and not simply a human. The only difference (literally) is the “e,” and that missing “e” is empathy. Empath…
Putting Others First Hindu Wisdom Life consists of these little things, and it is by putting other people first every day in a thousand little acts of kindness that we make ourselves perfect in love. — Eknath Easw…
The Problem with Inattention For Aeon.co, Frank Furedi, a sociologist and social commentator, has written an illuminating essay revealing that the battle against inattention and distractions has been going on since 1710. He sho…
Learning to Reach Out By Khawaja Mustafa Shah for KidSpirit's Fear and Anxiety issue. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill While these words are meant to inspire people, som…