DEAR EDITOR:

Thank you again, Melvyn Fein, on your recent column regarding students’ lack of responsibility and notions of entitlement.

I recently listened to a psychologist excusing helicopter parenting shielding our young people from life’s difficulties. Reasoning that in today’s society they have been traumatized by school shootings, 9/11 and the state of the world and need coddling.

Give me a break! I grew up during a time of nightly air raid sirens, black out shades pulled down at night against enemy aircraft sightings, grammar school bomb drills cowering under your desk, Civil Air Defense volunteerism, the invention of the atomic bomb and reached adulthood during the Cuban Missile Crisis and threat of Russian annihilation.

My generation produced strong, responsible men and women equipped to handle the adversities of life. Parents, why would you want to cheat our young people of these strengths and assurances? Stop coddling, please!

Regina Chapman

Marietta

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