HOLLYWOOD RUMSPRINGA: Young Stars Run Amok Make Good Parents’ Job So Much Harder

In Amish society, there is a period during adolescence called Rumspringa (or Rumschpringe)—a Pennsylvania German term for “running around.”  It’s the common name for a period in the late teen years when some young Amish try their wings—perhaps engaging in rebellious behavior or defying the community norms. Oh, there are those among the Amish—as in the rest of society—who never stray far from the fold.  Some young people, though, use this period to experiment with alternate lifestyles:  wearing … [Read more...]


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