An Analog Antidote
Any person who desires to explore the continually unfolding game board on which the family relationships play will agree that evenings spent locked onto our various glowy devices can only burn lives. This is why wise people annoy us by telling us to turn off the glowy things. Alvaro de Vicente, our headmaster, has a great podcast on training the boys for freedom with, rather than slavery to, their phones. But simply removing one potentially detrimental form of entertainment does not solve the problem unless we replace it with something nourishing for the family, couple, or group.
In this episode, Mr. Kyle Blackmer explores the virtue of order and how we, as parents partnering with teachers, can share it with our middle school boys. It is entirely possible for a young man of 13 to appreciate an ordered life and an ordered mind. It is also possible to teach a young man lacking order to embrace a new virtue. Listen in to learn how.
Editor’s Note: Since we’re celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year, we thought it’d be appropriate to dig back into the archives and see what The Heights was like in the decades that brought us here. Today we go back 14 years to 2005 when Joe Cardenas wrote an article about self-esteem.
Self-Esteem Boosts and Our Culture’s Flight from Reality
Reality Check! We hear this expression in our daily interactions and the evening news alike.