Parenting, both good and failing

Posted

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


TALK TO US

If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions