August 21, 2012
While OLPH can teach children manners, respect for others, responsibility, persistence,& dedication, it lacks the ability to recognize that not all children are equal & some may need more guidance than others. When behavioral issues arise, they assume the parents are responsible for the child's behavior & panic at their inability to control them. My child was expelled from OLPH because the faculty & principle were unable to manage my child's spirited soul. I was asked to speak w/ my child nearly every day, which I did, but the behavioral problems continued. I was then asked to seek professional help for my child, which I did, as if the issues would be resolved w/in days. Once the principle decided my child's behavior was unmanageable, my child was asked to leave the school. In my opinion, she was more concerned w/ how she looked in the eyes of the other children, their parents, & her staff than in the progress & well-being of the children. I enrolled my child in the public school system & after only 1 meltdown, the faculty was able to appreciate my child's sensitivity, predict the triggers, & avoid future meltdowns. It takes understanding, skill, & patience, which OLPH lacks.
- submitted by a parent