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I did, and we’re all better off for it.

Not sorry I lost my cool Dear Cool,

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Much too often we take things for granted and don’t realize our missed opportunities until it’s woefully too late. Our children are our most precious commodities, but they need to be honed and polished for their illustrious shine to emerge. The schools help to fine-tune them, but it’s a parent’s love, care and dedication that will ultimately make all the difference in bringing out the best in them.

To be fair, teachers and principals are human too and are hardly infallible. Many will attest to having “learned on the job,” but the biggest test may be to concede one’s blunder. Your son’s principal seems to have come around in a most admirable way — thanks to you who takes the prize for the courage to speak up. Your children are indeed lucky to have you as their Mom.

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We encourage women and men of all ages to send in their personal stories via email to rachel@jewishpress.com or by mail to Rachel/Chronicles, c/o The Jewish Press, 4915 16th Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11204. If you wish to make a contribution and help agunot, your tax-deductible donation should be sent to The Jewish Press Foundation. Please make sure to specify that it is to help agunot, as the foundation supports many worthwhile causes.