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Why Accuracy in Nonfiction Films Matters

Why Accuracy in Nonfiction Films Matters

Stephan Kozub  02.23.2015
There is a system of trust between my generation and the Hollywood directors that in movies based on historical events, especially ones...
The Secret to Raising Charitable Children

The Secret to Raising Charitable Children

Todd Kestin  02.20.2015
Volunteerism, in a sense, is the easy way out. You merely need to open the door. After that, the act of giving takes over and can't help...
My Growing Boy

My Growing Boy

Mary Hickey  02.19.2015
Nobody prepares you or teaches you how to celebrate the journey into adulthood when your child has a disability and the future doesn't...
Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments

Emily K. Genser  02.19.2015
Today, I was out of patience. All day, while teaching, my mind was on my son. I did that horrible thing that we sometimes have to do,...
5 Ways Being An Adult Beats Being A Teen

5 Ways Being An Adult Beats Being A Teen

Barbara Greenberg  02.19.2015
Those years between 13 and 18 certainly weren't easy, were they? It's amazing that we got through them. Some of us got through them relatively...

Nobody Cancelled

Genevieve Piturro  02.19.2015
The joy our volunteers know awaits them is motivation to keep their promise to be here. Despite the meteorologist's urging, "Severe weather...
12 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew At 16

12 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew At 16

Rebecca Grainger  02.19.2015
When I was 16, I didn't have a clue about what I wanted to do as a "job" or really what a "career" was. I was more worried about boys,...

50 Shades of... Relax Already!

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw  02.18.2015
Yes, there are real sex/violence issues to be concerned about and you don't have to look far to find them. But let's just leave 50 Shades...
High School Takes On Week-Long 'Survivor' Competition

High School Takes On Week-Long 'Survivor' Competition

Leigh Weingus  02.13.2015
"Survivor" may be in its 30th season, but a high school just put a whole new spin on it. On Jan. 29, Oregon City High School kicked off...
To My Stepson: Chivalry Is Not Dead

To My Stepson: Chivalry Is Not Dead

Kim Schenkelberg  02.13.2015
There is one thing I want to be sure to impart to you before you go. I know that I do not actually need to tell you this, though. You...
My Kids Used to Think I Hung the Moon...

My Kids Used to Think I Hung the Moon...

Susan Stiffelman  02.10.2015
I remember the days when I was the oxygen my son could hardly do without. Reunions were dramatic; after being away an hour or two he would...
The Class Every High School Should Be Teaching

The Class Every High School Should Be Teaching

  02. 6.2015
This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Laura Bartusiask,...
Who Else Wants Their Kids To Have Real Self-Confidence?

Who Else Wants Their Kids To Have Real Self-Confidence?

Lola Reed  02. 4.2015
Showing our children how to be their own best friends is not necessarily easy, but it's definitely worth teaching by living it ourselves....
How the Dynamics Change When Your Teen Gets Her Driver's License

How the Dynamics Change When Your Teen Gets Her Driver's License

Judy Mollen Walters  02. 4.2015
I like getting to talk to my daughter, and the car is one of the best places. There's little or no eye contact, so we can talk about lots...