Being a Good Parent

Article by: Miss Putri Anggraeni

“Your children are not your children.

They are sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness.
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.”

― Kahlil Gibran

Alumni Spotlight: Alexander Nicholas Sumarli

An Article By: Alexander Nicholas Sumarli, La Sierra University (School of Medicine)


Four years ago, I made a decision to migrate to the United States to seek higher education in the field that I am very passionate about. At the beginning, it was rough and lonely, but as I grew into a more mature adult, I managed to somehow overcome the challenges that I had faced.