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I Am a Quaker
Young Friends and religious identity.
Melinda Wenner Bradley
We Think He Might Be a Boy
Raising a transgender child.
"Unless Love build the house, they labor in vain that build it." (Paraphrase of Psalms 127:1) My three children went…
Sparks and Spaces: Lived Experience in Friends Schools
We sit in circles. God is everywhere. There are no right answers. —Kindergartner’s response to parents’ question: What is Quaker…
Passing On the Nonviolent Tradition
As a father, you can never tell just which values you will ultimately pass to your children. I have been…
‘Both … and …’: Parenting for Adulthood
I have been parenting for 12 years, and before I became a parent I taught for 18 years. Our children,…
Raising Quaker Youth
It would seem that writing about raising Quaker youth would be an easy undertaking, especially as my husband Rick and…
Imparting Our Values
When my children were young, I remember how challenging it could be to share my Quaker values with them—and to…
Moses and the Tantrum
If everything worked perfectly, we would be only five minutes late, I told myself as I hurried my two-year-old daughter…
Fall 1999, Singisi, South Africa It’s an ordinary autumn day. The chilling wind announces the impending arrival of winter, snapping…
The Importance of Language–Or: Why I Threw My Teenage Son's CDs into the Trash Can
The language kids hear and use certainly has changed since I was a youngster. What would have seemed shocking and…
Parenting and 'Childing'
When we say "Our Father who art in heaven," we involve the image of parenting, an image that unites us…
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