Sam Tiffany (March 5 letter) pleads with parents to “Let kids think for themselves.” However, parents are required to instill certain beliefs in their children. Kids lack the life experiences that their parents have, which is needed to make good decisions and avoid catastrophic consequences.
The letter specifically mentions politics and condemns some kids for believing what their parents believe. Perhaps these are kids that trust their parents’ better judgment and know the parents don’t want their kids to make the same mistakes they did.
It would be an irresponsible parent who didn’t make their kids understand that some decisions can have irreversible consequences where everybody suffers. Don’t dismiss the parents.