Writer doesn’t get what coddling is

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Feb. 25 column, “Stop telling parents not to coddle their children. You wouldn’t like the alternative”: Peter Birkenhead is living in a vacuum.He seems to believe there is no such thing as coddling. Using a seat belt in a car, or a helmet on a bike; that is not coddling. Telling a child to be careful on a swing is not coddling. But telling a child that even though they lost the game that they’re winners — that’s coddling.Telling the child that when he/she fails in school that he/she shouldn’t be held back a grade or shouldn’t graduate — that’s coddling.Permitting a child to have an i-phone — that’s coddling. Allowing a child to play video games for hours — that’s coddling. Not addressing school problems or misbehavior — that’s coddling. Giving a child medication when he or she misbehaves — that’s coddling. Not sitting down to dinner as a family without the TV on — that’s coddling.Should I go on?VIRGINIA GRANEYGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img

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