"Son, no matter what you think you'll do for a living, you'll end up a professional waiter," my father told me. Funny as that may sound, somehow he was right. I wait for piano lessons to be done; I wait for soccer to be finished; I wait at the dentist; I wait at the mall; I wait in the car; I wait and I wait and I wait.
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Noel Ocol is the Manager, Communications & Public Relations for Our Kids Media Group, the publisher of several authority websites on subjects including <a href="http://ourkids.net" rel="nofollow">private schools</a> and <a href="http://www.camps.ca" rel="nofollow">summer camps</a>.
I remember the distress my father went through in trying to prevent me from being bullied by working through the proper school channels. Quite frankly, I don't have the same tolerance. I'm willing to pay for a school that, if nothing else, would foster a bully-free learning environment.
12/13/2011 03:34 EST
Is it naive for me to think that bell-curving doesn't happen at private schools? Perhaps. But at least I have control over the parent/teacher relationship, and I can call my daughters' teachers any time of the week. As a result, I know that an A grade was properly earned and that a C grade is no surprise.
10/11/2011 03:49 EDT
With fewer kids and a better understanding of the educational system, parents today know exactly the kind of education they
09/20/2011 02:12 EDT
I have fundraised, borrowed money, volunteered time and made numerous sacrifices over the past seven years to send my daughters to private school and I suspect that I will continue to do so over the next 10 years. So why do I do it? Very simply, I value the character formation of my daughters.
08/23/2011 01:21 EDT
By formally "dating" my daughter, I would not only set the expectation of how she should be treated by future suitors, but she will know immediately when she's being pressured into things that any father would disapprove of.
07/08/2011 12:41 EDT
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