A child learns that it’s fine to be comfortable in her skin.
Spontaneous sharing and even-handedness erupt in Lost Valley’s young “tribe.”
Community brings cross-generational teamwork, learning, and many other benefits to both children and adults.
Thanks to a magic borne of community, a five-year-old overcomes her fears.
The “public vs. home” debate brings lessons of moral relativism, humility, and tolerance for differing tastes.
Living in an extended community family brings joy, challenge, and new worlds of possibility.
Group-building activities and conflict management strategies help teen expeditions thrive.
Tamarack Institute and FIC invite all of us to share our conversations about community.
Two community founders offer ongoing lessons and inspiration.
Also in This Issue (Print Version Only)
· CHILDHOODS AT SONGAIA: from Fort Can-Be to Coming of Age
with Fred Lanphear,Leah Early, Michelle Grandy, Cyndi Kershner, Rachel Lynette, and Kate Arden.
For kids growing up in this cohousing community, life has always been rich.
· REMINISCENCES: Growing Up in Intentional Community
Six grown community children reflect on their many memories.
· HOME SCHOOLING AND COMMUNITY
Two simple words send a community’s education coordinator to the barricades.
· QUAD-PARENTING IN INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY
In a relationship’s ending at Sunrise Ranch, children gain rather than lose parents.
· A MULTITUDE OF COUNSELORS
Grown-up community children recall struggles and rewards.
· THE COLORS OF EXPERIENCE: Learning with Children and Adults in Cohousing
Navigating differing adult temperaments can be tricky; children provide relief.
· LEARNING THE ART OF DOING NOTHING
A college student jumps off the hamster wheel to discover “divine flies” in Wind Spirit’s “Bitchin Kitchin.”
· THE REMEMBRANCE OF ROOTS
Michelle Erica Price
American students at Scotland’s Findhorn Ecovillage form enduring memories of connection.
· NEXTGEN: GROWING A YOUTH MOVEMENT WITHIN THE ECOVILLAGE NETWORK
The Next Generation of the Global Ecovillage Network welcomes a resurgence of involvement.
· DREAMING AN ECOVILLAGE YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Young people can create change, and they know it—but communities need to help.
· NOTES FROM THE EDITOR: YOUTH IN COMMUNITY
· COMMUNITY LIVING WORLDWIDE: EXPLORING POSITIVE FUTURES: International Communal Studies Association Conference
· TRANSPARENCY, EQUIVALENCE, AND EFFECTIVENESS: How Sociocracy Can Help Communities, Part I
· REVIEW: COMMUNES BRITANNICA
· REVIEW: SPIRITUAL AND VISIONARY COMMUNITIES: Out to Save the World