As teenagers navigate the path between childhood and adulthood, their minds are fertile ground for seeds of wisdom to take root and flourish. The introduction of philosophical thought can be pivotal, prompting teens to explore, question, and shape their understanding of the … [Read more...] about The Transformative Power of Philosophy Books for Teens
Who Should Rule? Who should rule? A king who was born into a royal bloodline? A military leader who has triumphed in battle? The richest person in the country? Someone the people elect? What about the person with the most YouTube subscribers? There are many different ways for … [Read more...] about Who Should Rule? A Journey into Plato’s Ideal Kingdom
A couple years ago, each night when I would put my 8 year old son to bed, he would bring up his concerns about our house catching on fire. I would tell him that it's unlikely, but I couldn't tell him that it was impossible. My assurance of a low probability wasn't giving him the … [Read more...] about Be a Stoic Ninja: How Kids Can Mentally Prepare Resiliency
There is growing concern that children today are spending less time playing outside than in past generations. The reasons for this are probably varied but what seems clear is that it is still incredibly important for kids to spend time in the physical world. Outdoor play provides … [Read more...] about Sticks & Stones Can Help Develop A Child’s Intellect
One challenge as a parent is how to talk to your kids about handling setbacks. My two oldest kids and I have been reading about the ancient Greek stoic philosophers. As it turns out, these guys really know how to deal with hard things in life. We particularly love the story of … [Read more...] about What Can Lost Sea-Snail Blood Teach Kids About Setbacks?