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Vol 7 #2 – Life After 911: Interviews with Allan, Judy and Nathan Miller, Against all Odds:Lance Armstrong Creates His Own Destiny, Stop The Bullying! How to Fight Back, Happy Birthday! An Only Cat Tells Her Story, Dear Only Child

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Volume 7, Number 2

“STOP THE BULLING!”

INTERVIEW WITH ALLAN, JUDY AND NATHAN MILLER:
The Miller family lives two blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood. Dispossessed by that cataclysmic event, they ended up living together for months in a hotel room even smaller than the smallest New York apartment. Their ability to get along together and make important compromises is a testament to their love for one another and their strength as a family.

ATHLETIC TOUR de FORCE:
Lance Armstrong has won the Tour de France five times and is probably one of the only cyclists whose name everyone in America knows. Nothing seems to stop this only child whose will to succeed is so strong that not even the most serious cancer could make him put on the brakes.

STOP THE BULLYING!
A new school year has begun, and with it many of the usual worries about helping your only child make the transition to a new grade or a new school. This transition is as much social and emotional as it is academic. As a parent you may be in touch with what goes on in the classroom but not tuned in to what happens at recess and in the halls. When your child comes home and tells you that another kid is “bothering” him or being “mean,” pay attention. What your child may not be articulating is that he is being bullied. Most of us have had some experience being bullied as children. It’s scary, demeaning, and few of us ever forget how it felt. Brendan McGlynn’s piece on bullying gives parent’s information on how to help their only child understand what bullying is and how to deal with it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! AN ONLY CAT TELLS HER STORY
And you thought animals couldn’t speak! Through her parents, Don and Noriko Carroll, Birthday, a beloved only-child cat, tells marvelous tales of her daring exploits in the big city as well as the great outdoors.

Dear Only Child:
Only Child offers advice and answers your letters.