“Kids Today” Articles in Stanford Magazine


The July/August issue of Stanford Magazine contains a marvelous collection of articles about “Kids Today.” If you have a kid(s), you must read it. If you know people with a kid(s), you should send it to them. Certainly every mommy blogger should link to it!

Here is a partial list of the articles:

“Growing Concerns”
Six faculty experts weigh in on aimless adolescents, media messages, and why raising kids really does take a village.

“Good Sports”
A veteran youth coach says a winning record has nothing to do with scores. By Brian Doyle

“Put to the Test”
Who is right about education reform? Two views on No Child Left Behind.

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About the Author:

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.


  1. Heather July 15, 2006 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Great reading for a midnight feeding! I was hoping for a clear answer on the question of whether today’s kids are lacking motivation. I see it, I read about it in books like Robert Shaw’s “The Epidemic”, but I also see so many good, decent, normal kids everywhere I look. Seems like Stanford’s faculty see the same thing!
    One thing I know for certain is it does “take a village”. We moved to be close to our parents and it has been a godsend… for us, for our two children, and for the grandparents.

  2. Mir July 15, 2006 at 9:25 am - Reply

    I think my alumni magazine is shipped to the east coast via camel. Diseased camel. Will be impatiently tapping my fingers until it arrives, this time. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Peter Kua July 15, 2006 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    I especially like “Growing Concerns”. It’s no joke raising children, and you need to ask yourself if you’re really ready and passionate about having kids. I’ve written a related article called “Think 5 times before having children” at http://radicalhop.com/blog/2006/07/15/think-5-times-before-having-children/
    Peter Kua @ RadicalHop.com

  4. Blog July 17, 2006 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Supportery will get you everywhere

    Guy Kawasaki has won my admiration with a single recent declaration:You can never support a mom, much less a mommy blogger, too much, so deal with it.Hes also quoted a bit of wisdom from Shakespeare, echoing something I believe in m…

  5. Lea July 17, 2006 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Ugh. My husband and I just finished a long talk about whether or not to have a second child*…and now this! And Peter’s five tips, too! Great reading, though.
    Baby A just turned two, but I’m already convinced of the importance of letting the “village” help raise your child. In our case, we don’t have family close by, but we do have friends and fellow parents, all of whom have something important to teach our child.
    I, too, see many wonderful children every day, and many parents doing their best to bring up thoughtful, aware kids. It’s those people who are teaching me how to be a worthy parent.
    And, yes, I call my blog a “parenting blog,” even though I’m a mommy. Just seems right–though others are welcome to call themselves mommybloggers.
    *upshot: We’re leaning away. Great village and all.

  6. Meikah July 18, 2006 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Very good links, Guy! I’m a mother of two growing boys, and I can so relate to the incidents here. Will definitely link! 😀

  7. Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom July 18, 2006 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the head up on the articles. Pertinent and interesting reading for all parents.
    As an parent mentor and in-home educator, I see the isolation that so many parents feel. Gone are the days when we could ride our bikes to the local convenience store and act like a fool only to have your neighbor witness the event, tell you that you are going to be in trouble and then promptly call your parents (not that this EVER happened to me as a child).
    The community helped raise the child by keeping a watchful eye on them at all times in order to keep them safe and to monitor their behavior. Cultivating such an environment in a world where many choose to look the other way is difficult, but not impossible.

  8. Kellys July 20, 2006 at 6:01 am - Reply

    I loved the poem by Eavan Boland. It reminds us to take the time to just play with our kids instead of sitting them in from of the TV as mine is right now. Guess I am going to go play 🙂

  9. Silicon Valley Moms Blog July 21, 2006 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Great minds -Stanford University and Guy Kawasaki – discuss kids today

    When it comes to putting a bunch of great minds at work to ponder the issues of kids today, Stanford University comes through for us once again. And so does our new blogger friend Guy Kawasaki for sending the SV

  10. ROBERT January 7, 2007 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Parenting blogger sounds great.Even kids blog must include Audio books which serves great.

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