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Keep Your Screens Away From My Kids!

Keep Your Screens Away From My Kids!

People never fail to ask me before feeding my kids anything, but I have never had anyone ask my permission before showing my kids a screen.

Why It's Important to Have Heroes

Why It's Important to Have Heroes

In having heroes “we make the best features of an historical person’s life” our own.

An Intellectual Takeout Obituary: Aaron Wolf

An Intellectual Takeout Obituary: Aaron Wolf

Our beloved Aaron Wolf passed away suddenly on Easter Sunday. It is a devastating loss to his family and a terrible loss to Chronicles, The Charlemagne Institute, and our cause. 

The ADHD Overdiagnosis Epidemic Is a Schooling Problem, Not a Child One

The ADHD Overdiagnosis Epidemic Is a Schooling Problem, Not a Child One

Childhood exuberance is now a liability.

Vive La Différence: A Toast to Men and Women

Vive La Différence: A Toast to Men and Women

The tension, the delight, the mystery, the attractions between male and female, romance and courtship, the misunderstandings, the complementarity of various gifts physical, mental, and spiritual: I don’t know about you, but I’m raising a glass to diversity.

Old Kindergarten Requirements Suggest Today’s Classrooms Are Too Much, Too Soon

Old Kindergarten Requirements Suggest Today’s Classrooms Are Too Much, Too Soon

Once upon a time kids didn’t go to preschool. Or kindergarten. And when they did go to the latter, the expectations were much more kid-friendly and age appropriate.

The Value of a Self-Directed Summer for Kids

The Value of a Self-Directed Summer for Kids

This race to the elusive top is causing many young people to experience severe anxiety, depression, and hopelessness.

Why Can't We Handle Silence?

Why Can't We Handle Silence?

We aren’t meant for this noisy existence. In silence we are forced to confront that which is not right with ourselves, while in noise we escape.

Policing the Public Schools: How Schools Are Becoming Even More Like Prisons

Policing the Public Schools: How Schools Are Becoming Even More Like Prisons

Armed guards and police officers at schools are no guarantee of school safety and may cause more harm than good.

Ten Guides for Turning Boys Into Men

Ten Guides for Turning Boys Into Men

A young man needs guides, equipment, and maps for his journey. These books, and dozens of others, can serve him as a compass.

Easter Egg Hunts and Deluded Political Ideologies

Easter Egg Hunts and Deluded Political Ideologies

Ever been to a Communist Easter egg hunt?

How Women Can Determine Which Men Will Be Successful in Life

How Women Can Determine Which Men Will Be Successful in Life

Noah Webster offers some advice for women evaluating suitors.

Why Early Marriage Is Better Than We Thought

Why Early Marriage Is Better Than We Thought

Today’s young adults continually hear the go-to-college, get-into-grad-school, find-a-good-job mantra thrown at them. But would they find greater success and happiness if we began sounding the get-married mantra earlier in life?

The Zone of Adulthood

The Zone of Adulthood

Watching episodes of the 1960's show "The Twilight Zone," I noticed that we used to define adulthood as coming to accept that mankind's negative traits can be ameliorated, but not completely eradicated. 

A Scrunchie-Wearing Man Just Doesn't Cut It

A Scrunchie-Wearing Man Just Doesn't Cut It

Unfortunately for men, women are fickle. Many are beginning to realize that a soft, sensitive, elegant man isn’t what they really want.

How the West Can Save Masculinity

How the West Can Save Masculinity

There’s no manual for becoming a man. Nonetheless, there are concrete steps men can take towards positive masculine ideals.

The Age of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

The Age of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

Young men need authority structures to belong to, and in lieu of that, some are turning to hate.  

Pet Owners Want To Be Masters, Not Servants - Which Is Why We Value Dogs More Than Cats

Pet Owners Want To Be Masters, Not Servants - Which Is Why We Value Dogs More Than Cats

Dog owners are willing to spend more on their pets than cat owners – including to save their lives. One reason suggested was that dog owners had stronger bonds to their pets, which prompted them to spend more on things like veterinary care.

How to Approach Your Friend's New Baby:  3 Tips for Childless People

How to Approach Your Friend's New Baby: 3 Tips for Childless People

It’s always good to start by asking if you can hold the baby. Some moms would appreciate the help, but they are scared to impose.

The Startling Price Tag of Paid Family Leave

The Startling Price Tag of Paid Family Leave

It seems likely the FAMILY Act will cost substantially more than advocates claim...

Compulsory Schooling Laws Aren’t Progressive, They’re Inhumane

Compulsory Schooling Laws Aren’t Progressive, They’re Inhumane

Education freedom begins when government compulsion ends.

The Problem of Care in a Culture of Convenience

The Problem of Care in a Culture of Convenience

Caregiving is important. The mind-numbing, ordinary, unseen, everyday sacrifices have an impact far beyond what we see in the present.

Could Marriage Help Millennials Escape Poverty?

Could Marriage Help Millennials Escape Poverty?

If we’re tired of seeing this promising generation flounder, then perhaps they’re at least entitled to being shown a better way forward. 

When the State Kicks Down Your Door and Takes Your Child Over a Fever

When the State Kicks Down Your Door and Takes Your Child Over a Fever

What has our country become that we can tear down the doorway of a family who has a child with a high fever that disagrees with their doctor?

The Virtues of Boredom in an Anxious Age

The Virtues of Boredom in an Anxious Age

Could it be that we need more boredom?

Tara Westover and the Contradictions Which Allowed Her to Write a NYT Bestseller

Tara Westover and the Contradictions Which Allowed Her to Write a NYT Bestseller

Tara Westover refuses to admit that if her parents had taken a conventional path, she would not be where she is today.

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

How to Raise 'Em Tough in a World of Chaos

Is it too risky to bring children into this chaotic world in which we live?

Five Simple Dating Tips Today’s Young People Have Forgotten

Five Simple Dating Tips Today’s Young People Have Forgotten

Professor Kerry Cronin and her famous dating class at Boston College are back in the news.

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