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Bullying: I’m Naming Names – Part 2

Note: when Fearless Parent changed its URL in 2013, we were able to keep all the comments but inadvertently lost all the “likes” to this post. Read Part 1 here. by Louise Kuo Habakus My son was bullied at Oak Hill Academy After reading about Rebecca Sedwick, a 12 year-old who killed herself after she was tormented by bullying, I was moved to tell
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Bullying: I’m Naming Names — Part 1

Note: when Fearless Parent changed its URL in 2013, we inadvertently lost all the “likes” to this post. Read Part 2 here. by Louise Kuo Habakus Late Saturday, we buried our pet gerbil, with tears and sweet stories. My boys had taken very good care of him. I was moved by their compassion and deep sadness. Yesterday, I woke up and read the lead
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School Choices: Mistakes and a Leap of Faith

by Louise Kuo Habakus When my boys were ready, I didn’t focus on a wide range of school choices. I had preconceived notions about the kind of place they should attend. These ideas were shaped by my own experience. My father worked for IBM. We moved a lot, and I attended many kinds of schools (public, private, boarding, alternative) in different countries (US, Kuwait,
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School Choices: Life Was Simpler Then

by Louise Kuo Habakus School… Then. I remember elementary school. It was my world. My parents took great care in raising me, but they knew little about my day to day reality in school. They met my friends and attended teacher conferences. They heard occasional tales of woe, boredom, or triumph, which punctuated a seemingly uninterrupted sequence of days between early September and mid-June. But that
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