To the editor of THE EAGLE:

I was intrigued by two articles in the Sept. 24 Eagle, the editorial on the Stephentown, N.Y. "flash party" and the "Jar of hope: Two giving hearts" story on Page B1. Both involve parenting.

The 4-year-old twins who earned money to help a friend’s father who is battling cancer didn’t obtain their compassion from thin air. It’s obvious that their parents are doing an excellent job raising them. On the other hand, the parents of the "flash party" attendees have a long way to go on
parenting.

If I was 70 years younger, I could probably earn a doctorate degree on parenting if I investigated, gathered data, and wrote a thesis on these two events. My congratulations go to the parents of the 4-year-old children. RALPH W. BROMLEY

Pittsfield


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