"I just wanted them all to like me"

Being the new kid in school isn't always easy. What can we do when we don't seem to fit in?

I Attended a private school from kindergarten until the first month of sixth grade. It was a very happy time for me. My classmates and I were all good friends; I liked my teachers and my classes. It was all pretty idyllic, until...

My dad decided I should transfer to one of the local public schools. It had an excellent academic reputation and, unlike the private school, it was free. Dad was starting to think about sending two kids (I had an older brother) to college. Now seemed like a good time to start saving in earnest.

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