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Bullying doesn’t have to be part of the school experience. Learn how parents can immunize their children in Louise Hart’s back to school article.

The Bullying Antidote focuses on solutions. Parents will evolve.” — Dr. Laura Markham

The Bullying Antidote
is a well-researched resource for practical positive parenting skills that can help kids of all ages avoid the bullying dynamic forever. Now booking workshops for parents and teachers of pre-schoolers to teens!

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“You can stop looking now. If you are looking for the definitive book on bullying, you have found it.” — Kristin L. Roush, Ph.D., Life Coach, Psychology Professor

More Books by Kristen  |  Ask Kristen to Speak  |  The Lighter Side


We are all graduates!

Dr. Louise Hart (grandma), me, the grad, and one of Oakland’s MVP teachers (dad!)

As my son wraps up his first 13 years of Public School Education, I am wrapping up my own 13-year career as a parent volunteer and, as it turned out, leader. I never expected, when we chose a school for Kindergarten, how much activism would be required. We entered the system at a time it was falling apart like never before, as corporate thought took over the most vulnerable cultural commons. Twenty years of budget cuts triggered by Prop 13 were worsened by an unexpected recession, and charter schools drained the district even further. But somehow, my son learned a lot…and so did I!

Having just completed my two-year term as President Kristen, I feel proud, inspired, and energized by the experience. It’s like I earned an honorary MSH degree (Making S**t Happen) in the field of Playful Leadership, and am now ready to return to my regularly scheduled career… if I can remember what it was!

My motto was, “Good leadership releases energy…”

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Invoking “Invocation!”


Check out the trailer for “Invocation,” a piano & projected poetry performance (say that ten times fast) I created in collaboration with Franz Liszt and concert pianist Daniel Finnamore. It premiered on January 17th to an amazed audience at Oakland Technical High School, invoking a new century at a centennial celebration. (Read more about it here.)

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La Vita è Bella

All the places I am not visiting

All the places I am not visiting

How did I somehow find myself on the top of Mount Vesuvius this morning?

My trip of a lifetime took a strange turn in the hours before it was scheduled to begin. when the life of my traveling companion was suddenly in danger.

With five days left to go, I am blogging the madness into what I hope is a cohesive narrative as the vision of what this trip means becomes more clear. The story begins here. You can follow via email or Google.