Author: Nikki Klock

Middle Schoolers Sound Off on Social Media

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The middle school years are notoriously difficult to navigate. For young teens, physical, emotional, and mental development often clash with new responsibilities and expectations. Likewise, navigating social media in today’s digital world inevitably exposes novice users to complicated situations for which there is no textbook or manual. Middle schoolers are often just beginning to use… Read More

What Adults Can Learn From Kids

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Editor’s Notes, July 2018 There is something mysterious, maddening and magical about middle school. A mysterious force transforms your child into a pseudo-adult, her judgment becomes maddening, and yet magical moments of clarity and wisdom (for her and for you) occur often enough to keep the whole family moving forward. In this way, middle school… Read More

Editor’s Pick: Ants Ants Ants

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Remember the magic and groove of Jack Johnson’s album, “Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George”? When the soundtrack was released in 2006, accompanying the associated animated film’s release, it seemed to melt even the hardest of music snobs’ hearts into a nostalgia for a simpler way of perceiving the world through a child’s… Read More

Of Superheroes and Princesses

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A quick scan of any preschoolers’ bedroom reveals a magical realm of characters and creatures. If play is the work of childhood, then most kids toil industriously, extrapolating meaning from the world around them as they inhabit their heroes’ identities. Their world of make believe is enchanting. So enchanting in fact, that it can lead… Read More