After reading the letter by Rollanda Dee Frazier of Jan. 7, I realized nothing else needs to be said. She said it all. And as far as what kids of today are saying, “It’s a different day and age, grandma,” said every generation before them.
By the time the children of today become adults, they are expected to be able to deal with all kinds of situations, from the little problems to near-crisis level. There is an old saying, “But mom, this is different,” to which moms laugh because they know they’ve already been through the experiences the adult children are now faced with.
Young people may think they know everything as a teenager. So did I until I was faced with reality. I was lucky to survive the ordeal I was faced with. But one thing is true, I grew up fast. Thank heaven I had wonderful parents who prepared me. The knowledge and experience they instilled in me go me through very frightening situations.
It is the duty of parents to teach their children what they learned and to use their experiences as a guide. Life is not easy, but when children listen and apply what they have been taught, they are better prepared to face the real world especially when tough situations arise.
Well whatdaya’ know, I guess there was more to be said after all. Right on, Rollanda. Thank you.
Katherine Archer Slaybaugh Shipe
Old Lycoming Township