Middle School Girls

From the time that we are around 4 or 5 to the time that we are about 10 or 11 most of us were in elementary school. Back then the only thing we worried about was what was for lunch, recess, and getting picked last for kickball.. Fast-forward a few years and we entered a…

The Hidden Curriculum in Schools

The hidden curriculum refers to unspoken behaviors, norms, or values that children learn at school in addition to the official curriculum they are responsible for learning. This hidden curriculum is conveyed to pupils by teachers’ actions and by organizational processes operating inside the school. Hidden curriculum can include how to act in public, how to […]

The Silent Battle

Humans are social creatures, i.e. we long for acceptance, success and companionship. This is true for anyone no matter your age, race, gender, economic class or educational level, but it is especially true for individuals between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one (roughly), a period of development that G. Stanley Hall named adolescence.   Adolescence…

Following the crowd

As teenagers start moving through their adolescent years they begin emerging different identities so they can figure out who they want to be.  Being a teenager is a lot of work because it’s this constant time where one must have all the latest styles, find the right clique of friends, think about getting a job,…

How do you think?

Have you ever wondered if you were adopted simply because you could not be your parent’s child? Did you find yourself playing Will Smith’s rap, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” continuously? Then you were a teenager at one point in your life. The teenage years are years for change, adaptation, and personality searches. With growth, there […]

Seventeen Again

Let’s admit it, adulating is hard work. Many of us are in that in-between age where were old enough to want to do everything on our own and get our lives started, but young enough to not have all the answers and still need mom and dad’s advice on how to do, well, life. As…

Seventeen Again

Let’s admit it, adulting is hard work. Many of us are in that in-between age where were old enough to want to do everything on our own and get our lives started, but young enough to not have all the answers and still need mom and dad’s advice on how to do, well, life. As we’ve talked about the idea of adolescence and how they are …

Youth Rebellion

After the crash of the stock Market, many adolescents left home in search for employment. Some adolescents would only work enough in exchange for a meal. Most did not have the luxury of owning an automobile, so they would illegally hitch rides from the freight train to get from destination to destination. However, even in […]