Category Archives: global youth attitudes

Answers to Kids’ Deep Questions in Photos–book now available

Kids’ Deep Questions Answered in Photos by Gayle Kimball, Ph.D>

Now available on Amazon, etc. as an ebook or print

Since a  photograph is worth a 1,000 words, this book uses images to spark family discussion of important questions on the minds of young people. Dr. Kimball added brief comments to initiate thinking process about the meaning of life! Questions covered in the book include what is the purpose of life, why are there so many religions, what is happiness, why is there inequality, what happens after death, what’s the Big Bang, why is climate changing, and what is success?

The author started asking open-ended questions of young people in 2002 and eventually surveyed or interviewed over 4,000 students from 88 countries, as reported on in a series of books. They want to know why we’re here and what happens after death, as well as questions about our world from a science and social science point of view.  She found them to be very caring about helping other people. Now young children are taking a lead in advocating environmentalism to stop climate change and are asking deep questions.deepfrontcover

High School Student Money Issues

Six years ago, Ron Lieber started asking high school seniors to send in any college application essay that happened to be about money, work, social class or related topics. Immediately, it was clear that there was plenty we could learn from their writing, as they and their parents prepared to make what may be the biggest financial decision of their lives: where to spend up to $300,000 on a college education.

This year’s collection of five essays is a reminder of how rich the idea of money is for the writers who dare to tackle it.