Many things that our parents’ generation did seemingly intuitively have now become difficult to master. Through the years, parenting has moved from a more authoritarian style to one that is more permissive and now to something in between. There are books and blogs on parenting more than ever, yet how can one choose the right guidelines? An African proverb states that “it takes a village to raise a child.” In our mobile world, this village is often lacking: grandparents and other family members are far away, and not everyone has a circle of friends close by. Hovering over your children due to fear of competition and missing opportunities, might not be the best option. In this issue, parents guided by their faith and values shed a light on possible ways to meet these challenges.
A child psychotherapist offers practical tips for parents in guiding children’s use of social media
A high school teacher supports a colleague in managing his classroom
When put together, love and awe can show the fragile ego just how beautiful life can be
Taking an extra effort to prepare a vegan meal for a get-together