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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 […]

Mary Ray Cate, a member of Santa Fe (N.Mex.) Meeting, is an artist; her website is http://www.sunlit-art.com.

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Parenting and ‘Childing’

When we say “Our Father who art in heaven,” we involve the image of parenting, an image that unites us […]

William Morris, a retired reading instructor and professor of Education, is a member of Sacramento (Calif.) Meeting and attends Reno (Nev.) Meeting.

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The Quaker Parenting Project: A Report

Quakerism holds a promise and a challenge for parents. The promise is that there is a way of living with […]

Harriet Heath, a member of Radnor (Pa.) Meeting, is a psychologist and a member of Friends Counseling Service who works entirely with parents and their children. She authored a First-day school curriculum for middle school students, Learning How to Care for the Meeting's Children; a Pendle Hill pamphlet, Answering that of God in Our Children; and a book, Using Your Values to Raise Your Child to Be an Adult You Admire. She is the clerk of the Quaker Parenting Project, which has been sponsored by Friends Institute and operates under the umbrella of Care and Counsel for Meetings and Members and the Religious Education Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

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A Narrow Escape

I think this excerpt from the Autobiography of Benjamin Hallowell (Philadelphia: Friends Book Association, 1883) makes an interesting story for […]

Grete S. Carpenter is a member of Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Meeting.

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No One Will Ever Know It

It was June 1935, and the Great Depression had settled over our middle‐Indiana town like the heat and humidity in […]

Henry Swain is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. This short memoir appeared in his book, Leaves for the Raking, self-published in 2002 and revised in 2005. He writes: "Many of the stories in the book reflect my growing up in rural Fall Creek Meeting near Pendleton, Ind. Other essays have come from meditations inspired by my 12-year association with Bloomington Meeting. This book is an expression of how a lifelong pacifist struggles to maintain his values in a world that is often uncomfortable and hostile to them and to him."

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Welcoming Children, Boisterous and Gentle

People came to the special meeting in their own God‐given way. Some Quakers stumbled in, refusing any help from family […]

Elizabeth Claggett-Borne is a member of Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.).

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Simplicity with Children

Did you know that a number of over‐the‐counter children’s vitamins contain aspartame, an artificial sweetener that has been known to […]

Heather Riley attends Goshen Meeting in WestChester, Pa.

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Parent Involvement

As the cofounder of a parent‐cooperative, early childhood education, community‐based program that grew to become a school, I offer some […]

Bard Paul Michaels was a cofounder of Mission West Parents Cooperative Preschool in San Francisco Community College's Parent Education Program. he now works with the Healing Arts Institute in Portland, Oreg.

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Unbounded Compassion

On my first day at the 2003 Washington, D.C., Animal Rights Conference, I noticed a young woman pushing a teenage […]

Clark Tibbits is a member of Celo Meeting in Burnsville, N.C.

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No Doubt

Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love. (Jer. 31:3) I don’t usually feel sleepy in meeting for worship, […]

The author's name has been withheld and names have been changed to protect the privacy of the family.

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