How Mother’s Day Came Our Way

Throughout history, mothers and motherhood have enjoyed a place of honor. But an annual ritual of thanking Mom with feasts, festivals, and flowers? That's...

Discerning the Truth About Student Activism

Lane Murdock, a 15-year-old Connecticut girl, has organized a National School Walkout Day on April 20 to protest gun violence. Prompted to action by...

The Juul’s So Cool, Kids Smoke It In School

The students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs. That’s their cue to reach quietly for a small, sleek device they can easily...

The Boy Scouts of America: Proudly Sponsored by the NRA

Like a “Shooting Sports” merit badge stitched to a Boy Scout’s sash, gun culture is part of the fabric of American childhood. While parenting...

Too Soon, Too Fast

Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls Edited by Melinda Tankard Reist Spinifex Press, 208 pp, April 2010   If you’ve wondered why it is so hard to...

Sorry, But Those Are the Rules

These are a few of the things that people have deemed more important than my kid: An art gallery A library’s quiet vibe The...

The March for Our Lives: From Sea to Shining Sea

This is part two of First Focus’ March for Our Lives series. Check out part one. History was made this past Saturday as millions marched...

Gun Violence Summit Grapples with Where to Go From Here

Sixth-grader Samantha Sandhaus' question was so innocent – simple and logical – that, for one brief moment, it silenced two seasoned, and loquacious, politicians. Why, the 12-year-old...

Student Activism Is on the Rise and America Is Listening

Imagine waking up the morning after surviving a school shooting, sitting down to breakfast, and logging on to Twitter only to see thousands upon...

Miracles in Child Sex Abuse Statutes of Limitation Reform: Three of...

Since the Boston Globe revealed the pattern of institutional child sex abuse in the Spotlight series, the question has been: what can we do for these victims? The victims’...

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