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August 26, 2014 > Not my kid!

Not my kid!

Submitted By Ivy Wu and FUSS

What is wrong?

Why are our kids hurting so much?
Why are others hurting our kids?
Why are our kids hurting themselves?
Why are our kids hurting others?

No, it cannot happen to my kid, becauseÉ
No, if onlyÉ, thenÉwould not have happened to my kid
No, my kid could not have done that, becauseÉ
No, if onlyÉ, then my kid would not have doneÉ

We as parents want the best for our kids. We work hard to provide a good life and quality education for our kids. We donÕt want our kids to hurt themselves or hurt others. Least of all, we donÕt expect others to hurt our kids to the extent of even killing them!

What can we do? G-R-A-C-E

Be a good Guide Ð DonÕt just talk; Walk the talk
Be Relational - Keep a truthful and healthy relationship through effective communication
Be Alert - Watch out for our kids (e.g. words, actions, attitude), but donÕt be overbearing
Be Connected - Find and build good and safe support groups for family and children
Be Empathetic- Try to be understanding not only of our children, but also their associates

FUSS (Fremont Unified Student Store) is in the process of working with Fremont Council PTA, Fremont Youth and Family Services, FUSD school psychologists and others to come up with a comprehensive and sustainable plan to address teen mental health issues. Updated information will be posted on FUSSÕs website at:

If you are interested in joining us in this effort, please contact FUSS at
FUSS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

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