Category Archives: Children and play

Thoughts on the struggle with awareness and its effects

Here’s a thought I had: I have always felt that there is a struggle with being aware when we are born.  For some, the residue of this continues for a big part of our life.  In fact, it seems to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the post cold war generations – some observations . . .

Here are some observations I’ve made: Beginning in the early 1990’s I noticed a change in the kids.  To me, this was rather dramatic.  In fact, it was so dramatic that I kept making this statement over and over again:  “where … Continue reading

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Thoughts on modern attention problems – the ‘oversensitized personality’ – problems of an ‘absorbing-dominated’ lifestyle

It seems to me that we are beginning to see more problems with attention recently.  Though this is usually looked at as a children’s problem I think it is just as prevalent with adults.  There are many forms and difficulties … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how modern schooling undermines kids – the ‘education sickness’

In a recent conversation with someone I stated some interesting things about the school system.  It basically amounted to this: I feel that the modern school system is not good for many kids. In fact, I feel it is often unhealthy … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “failing” boys and males “dropping out”: “the male exodus” . . . another account of the fight against dehumanization???

The other day I heard about how boys are not doing that well in school nowadays and seem to be failing, even in life.  I’ve heard of many reasons why.  But there always seemed to be something more to me, of something … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘girl power’ – another illusion

The other day I heard someone speak of ‘girl power’.  They spoke of it as if it was some big thing.  Out of nowhere I said this statement: “All ‘girl power’ refers to is a bunch of girls who are discovering … Continue reading

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An observation of a 4 year old boy – the ‘initial self’, the ‘death’ theme, and conflicts in relation to development of self and other

I was playing with a 4 year old boy some time ago.  I’ve played with him many times before and have developed something like a ‘play relationship’ with him.  Being a boy, he is very ‘outward’ and ‘rompous’, almost to … Continue reading

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