The Burden of the “Pseudo-Adult" Child

“I used to think,” a friend once said, “that I was so mature — until I realized that I was only serious.”  A child raised in an environment where the adults are unable and/or unwilling to handle responsibilities is often caught in this...

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The Lasting Damage of Cyberbullying

The act of “cyberbullying” holds a strange paradox for me; it is an act that can be devoid of any direct social connection and yet, because of the technology and social media sites it uses, it can be hyper-social. For an adolescent, this can be...

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Allowing for Compromise

In the current Congressional battles, each side takes positions representing the thinking of their most powerful constituents. To cast a compromising vote holds the danger of arousing the anger of these supporters and the possible future loss of...

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