Letters to the Editor

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Tag: parenthood


MARRIAGE: Studies can reflect biases

Re: “Study finds ‘suboptimal’ results” (letter, 4-9).

Mark Twain once wrote, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”

The study of gay parents and the children they raise does not reflect the circumstances of those children or the love of the family they are raised in. Many gay and lesbian couples adopt children with pre-existing issues or with disabilities inherited from their parents which led to them being put up for adoption in the first place.

To judge the parenting of these couples without acknowledging the issues inherent in the child’s background is not only

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CHILDREN: It’s good to be raised by a village

Re” “From a mother’s perspective, it still takes a village” (TNT, 5-6).

I love my mother. And I’ll bet that you love yours, too.

In her article, Celia Jackson discussed raising children and how it takes more than just two people. There is an African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

I couldn’t agree more. I haven’t had kids yet, but I have grown up with many adults whom I have known my entire life. I have been raised a churchgoer, which has amounted to the influence of many different people on my upbringing. There are people

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