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Letter: Parents have to instill family values in children

Parents have to instill family values in children

Where are all the children in church today? When I was growing up in the ’50s and ’60s, families spent Sunday mornings having breakfast and then getting ready for church. Today’s families get up, bolt down a fast-food breakfast and get ready to go to either sports practice or a game. What happened to that special time of family bonding and relaxing?

We tend to blame all of the unrest and violence on everything else but ourselves. When was the last time you took your family to church other than for a wedding or funeral? We need to put God and family values back in our children’s lives. Children’s sport activities should not be scheduled on Sundays – take that time to reconnect. Enjoy breakfast, church, take a walk or visit our great cultural exhibits. Spend quality time with your kids, listen to their joys and concerns. They can never have enough hugs and kisses.

Neal J. Hodgson

Tonawanda

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