Tag Archives: love

Be the Change

I started this blog years ago because I believed that there were people in my community who did not know how hard the lives of children could be, and I wanted to raise awareness. I stopped keeping this blog when … Continue reading

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Kids (not) Talking Trauma

This morning I was reading The Sun, one of my favorite magazines. This month’s issue features an interview about love with Barbara Fredrickson, the director of the “Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology” Lab at Chapel Hill. I was struck by one interview question and her … Continue reading

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Love & Kindness

I was reading The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis the other day when I came across a passage that stung. But it took a few days of mulling it over for it to really break my heart. I’m going to … Continue reading

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I’ve been struggling with something recently, and I think it’s something that a lot of kids who grow up in abusive households struggle with. Fundamental self-worth and lovability. I think some form of the question: why do bad things happen … Continue reading

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Romancing Reality in YA Fiction: Guest Post by Mandy Robbins Taylor

I saw a bumper sticker slogan on a Facebook page recently that read: “BOYS IN BOOKS ARE BETTER.” Of course, the comment thread that followed was a long string of female readers’ bemoaning agreement. I have to agree as well. … Continue reading

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Love and Security: A Lesson from Cats

I only started studying the affects of childhood abuse and neglect on psychology and development about a year ago. Since then, I’ve realized I can see the signs of abuse and neglect everywhere. It’s actually kind of unsettling. Sometimes people … Continue reading

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Why do kids need Love Stories?

When I was seven years old, I fell in love for the first time. His name was Adam King, and we played marbles together on the playground during recess. I lost track of him in third grade when he was … Continue reading

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