Thinking About Why We Do What We Do

Freedom from Bullying

Last fall, we hosted a parent seminar on the power of social media in the lives of our children. We still refer back to the wisdom of the presentation. The start of second semester is prime time to offer another opportunity to equip ourselves as parents and educators to effectively hold the line against the social pressures pushing on our children.

As Head of School, I’m proud to announce, promote and endorse “Freedom from Bullying …bringing justice, safety, and compassion into the ‘Theater of Bullying’” – a seminar for parents, Thursday, Jan 22nd, 6:30pm in Warrior Hall.

Across the span of January 22 & 23, Paul Coughlin will address “Freedom from Bullying” with our students, grades 3-12, our staff and our parents. What I love about this program is that it is proactive, not reactive. We will be equipped to protect each other on the front end rather than be engulfed with consequences on the back end.

Founder and President Paul Coughlin is the author of eight books, including the freedom-from-bullying parent and teacher resource Raising “Bully-proof” Kids. An international speaker and teacher, Paul is a Fox New Contributor who has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, New York Times, LA Times, C-SPAN, and Newsweek, among other media outlets. He is also a varsity boys soccer coach – voted “Coach of the Year” twice. His anti-bullying curriculum is used throughout North America as well as in South Africa, Uganda, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil among other countries. He is a member of his region’s premier college prep school’s board of trustees and is the father of three teenagers. He and his wife Sandy live in Southern Oregon.

Again, in addition to our student and staff focus, a special parent presentation will be hosted by our Little Rock Christian PTF on Thursday, Jan 22 at 6:30pm in Warrior Hall. Paul Coughlin is a powerful, dynamic speaker and an expert on bullying. Strengthen our partnership with your attendance and participation!

We are grateful for the co-sponsorship of PTF and Rainwater, Holt and Sexton law firm to bring this two day, golden triangle experience to LRCA.

For more information, see www.TheProtectors.org.

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