Peers, friendship and rites of passage

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Growing up in many ways has become more difficult, many of the cultural signposts have been moved or completely discarded without anything taking their place.  Communication, although technologically, has never been better, in real terms has become distorted  and almost out of control to the point that peers do not connect in the way that core cultural values used to allow.

Marking seasons, peer rites of passage and community acknowledgement of such important milestones are not there clearly manifested and the limits and boundaries that such achievements granted seem lost.  What shall we do? How can we help our young to find their place in society? 

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