Archive

Letter to the editor: Parents, be responsible and educate children about respect | TribLIVE.com
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Parents, be responsible and educate children about respect

Sadly, we hear about those in positions of authority who are abusing children and covering up abuses. Worse, this is nothing new. I grew up at a time when we were taught to accept authority figures and whatever punishments they meted out, be they physical, verbal or mental. As children, we were taught that questioning was wrong.

As parents, my husband and I taught our children to respect themselves and others, and we communicate with one another. How hard is it to put down your devices or leave them at home? Try it. Have an actual conversation at dinner. Don’t blame your children for burying themselves in their phones and on social media. Do they see you do it? Are you teaching your children that everyone is being offensive? Are you teaching your children that they are entitled without actually working for something?

Parents, teach your children, listen to them and help them understand what respect is. Take the responsibility yourselves. Stop blaming everyone else. Do bring people to justice for hurting yourselves and others. Show your children the right way to help themselves. We don’t live in those old days anymore. Parents, be responsible.

Pamela McCarthy

Bethel Park


TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.