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NEWS
June 3, 1998
La Habra High 801 Highlander Ave. La Habra 90631 (562) 905-0906 * Enrollment: 1,700 * Established: 1954 * Team name: The Highlanders * Newspaper: Scotch Tape * Principal: Jim Robinson * Student president: Eilene Cruz * Valedictorian: Chris Oronico * Famous alumni: "Mad About You" actress Ann Ramsay; opera singer Jeannine Altmeyer * Winning moments: Heritage of the Americas Program received California Golden Bell award from California School Board Assn.
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BOOKS
January 17, 1999
Joelle Dumas, educator: "Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing" by A.S. Neill (Hart). "A.S. Neill was the child psychologist who started the famous Summerhill School in mid-century England. His was a simple philosophy of pure love and freedom for children." **** Cathryn Shin, public defender: "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse (Bantam). "Hesse takes his reader on a beautiful and sometimes painful journey of self-realization.
BOOKS
May 24, 1987 | Thomas Davey
Child psychologist Bruno Bettelheim persuasively argues that "raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science." For this reason, he cautions parents against becoming overly dependent on child-rearing books full of various formulas for "successful parenting." The parent-child relationship is not something to be 'fixed' in accordance with a manual of instructions.
HEALTH
August 1, 2011 | By Jessica Pauline Ogilvie, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Leslie Walden's daughter Kennedy will turn 5 in October, which makes her eligible to start kindergarten. But the school year will begin without her. Kennedy is a bright and enthusiastic child, her preschool teacher said — but she wasn't quite mature enough for the private-school kindergarten Walden and her husband had been considering. That assessment echoed Walden's motherly instincts. "I personally felt like [she] is better off being the oldest kid in the group rather than trying to catch up," said Walden, an attorney who lives in Playa Vista.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1989 | CHARISSE JONES, Times Staff Writer
"I do it for me I have the right to say no I live for now Life is not a movie . " --Rebecca Schaeffer Untitled Poem, July, 1989 Slain actress Rebecca Schaeffer was eulogized here Sunday as "a precious gift--a gift that was snatched back, but one that will give us extraordinary memories." Rabbi Joshua Stampfer told the 200 mourners at Ahavai Sholom Cemetery's small chapel that Schaeffer "brought in her short life more joy to more people than most of us achieve in a lifetime."
TRAVEL
June 19, 1994 | EILEEN OGINTZ, Ogintz is author of "Taking the Kids to the Great Southwest" (HarperCollins West, $9.95). Taking the Kids appears weekly.
They skipped the ghost stories and old camp songs. Instead, the 8-year-old Girl Scouts opted for tales about their families as they sat in the deepening twilight around the campfire. "Me next!" they begged for another turn. The stories came tumbling out: the one about the soggy camping trip, the way a brother always hid under restaurant tables when he was a baby and the little sister who never failed to get carsick.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Don't be fooled if you think efforts to relieve post-earthquake stress here are full of hot air. But it may look that way today when thousands of letters about aftershocks are launched at noon with a 10-foot-tall helium balloon. Newhall resident Garo Papazian has been gathering notes for a month and hopes the "Send a Message to Mother Nature" event helps residents cope with the temblors in the wake of the Northridge quake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2009 | Maura Dolan
Michael Jackson's mother will retain custody of his children, and the biological mother of the two elder children will visit and maintain her legal parental rights under an agreement reached by both sides, lawyers said Thursday. Katherine Jackson, 79, the late pop icon's mother, and Deborah Rowe, 50, who bore Jackson's two older children, also agreed to mutually hire a child psychologist to advise them on how, when and where Rowe's visits should take place, lawyers for Jackson and Rowe said.
TRAVEL
August 14, 1994 | EILEEN OGINTZ
Before the Wertliebs left for the quiet beach vacation they had planned on Martha's Vineyard, the computer issue had to be resolved once and for all. "It was a big decision whether or not to take my laptop," confessed Don Wertlieb, a Boston child psychologist and chairman of the Tufts University child studies department. To his wife's consternation, Wertlieb decided he needed it. "I look forward to no faxes, but I get some anxiety about being out of touch," he explained.
NEWS
October 20, 2011 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
The photo taken by a Libyan resistance fighter of what is purportedly a dead Moammar Kadafi is horrific: a bloodied face frozen in a grotesque death mask. And for several hours on Thursday, it aired steadily on television broadcasts as news organizations scrambled to confirm early reports of Kadafi's death. To children young and old who are likely to have seen the image - or to find it while surfing the Web in the coming days, what's a parent to say? The answer, say experts, depends on the child's age, of course, and his or her level of anxiety about the graphic and extremely bloody image . But especially for younger children, the message should focus on reassurance: This can't happen to you or to our family.
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