Tag Archives: independence

The Cost of Dropping Out of School

“Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems.”  Have you ever heard this saying?  It certainly mirrors the fact that American teenagers present us with large issues to tackle. With toddlers, we worry about temper tantrums and not sharing. With teenagers, we worry about depression, drugs, sex, gangs, school, and the quality of their friends. All of these issues can

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Top 10 Things Adults Can Do With Youth

In the spirit of Dave Letterman, Middle Earth brings you a “Top Ten List” for teens!  Our current adolescents are the next generation of leaders, so regardless of whether you’re a parent, teacher or just a community member, it is in the interest of all adults to engage youth and instill responsibility and meaning in their lives. Here are some

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