We want parents to raise compassionate children . . . http://nyti.ms/1m00bbn . . . right

The parenting education and support that social services presently offer does not seem to do enough to help enough parents accomplish this goal. I suggest we consider more peer support. Yes, that is what Parents Forum is all about. We need more modeling of what Amy Dickinson ‘AskAmy’ @askingamy describes as friendship’s highest calling: listening without judgment and offering assistance when asked.

Wishing a Happy New Year to family and friends and to strangers as well, the friends I haven’t met.