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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Children
September 27, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Corporal punishment: Use ‘third way’ to discipline children

Leonard Pitts’ column in last Sunday’s Seattle Times was very upsetting [“What is and is not child abuse,” Opinion, Sept. 21]. Pitts should take a look at the readily available photographs of the bloody wounds all over the body of Adrian Peterson’s son before blithely writing, “I have no idea of the severity of…

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Comments | More in Children | Topics: Adrian Peterson, child discipline, Corporal punishment

November 13, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Washington has least affordable child care

Mothers pushed out of workforce to stay at home I want to thank Gene Balk for revealing the facts about child care in Washington state [“Washington among states with least-affordable child care,” Online, Nov. 4]. The information he shared is not only sobering, it’s distressing. Countless families are struggling with being able to afford quality care…

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September 13, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Parents convicted in death of adopted daughter in Skagit County

Unthinkable tragedy The despicable crimes that Carri and Larry Williams committed against their adopted children are very difficult to comprehend. [“Parents convicted in adopted girl’s death,” page one, Sept. 10.] It is unthinkable that any member of a civilized society would commit such heinous, inhumane acts against a child. What the Williams couple did to…

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Comments | More in Children, crime/justice | Topics: adoptive parents, hana williams, larry and carri williams

August 29, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Silverdale couple charged with child assault

Family court dropped the ball How in the world did the sadistic Brandon and Viviana Gunn of Kitsap County get guardianship of his 13-year-old brother? [“Around the Northwest: Couple charged with child assault,” NW Wednesday, Aug. 28.] Their arrest for brutally torturing the boy sickens me. I just recently jumped through numerous legal hoops here to…

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Comments | More in Children, crime/justice, Families, Public safety | Topics: children, cruelty, family court

April 18, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Breast-feeding isn’t for everyone

Give all mothers support All new moms need support for their feeding choices, not stigmatization from health-care providers, family, friends and society at large [“Breast-feeding is not always everyone’s best available option,” Opinion, April 13]. Beth’s story poignantly demonstrates just how much support all new parents need while caring for newborns. She reminds us that regardless of…

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March 25, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Seattle Public Schools’ Courageous Conversations curriculum

Lessons have power to change hearts and minds I am writing in wholehearted support of Jon Greenberg and his Citizenship & Social Justice course at the Center School [“We shouldn’t be afraid to have Courageous Conversations,” Opinion, March 21]. My son graduated from the Center School in 2007. He was a student in Greenberg’s Poetry…

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Comments | More in Children, Education, Race, Seattle School Board, Teachers | Topics: Courageous Conversations, Seattle Public Schools

March 25, 2013 at 6:29 AM

Courageous Conversations: race and gender curricula

Seattle Public Schools and the city need to take a clear stand Teacher Jon Greenberg challenges on Seattle Public Schools to decide whether or not it is against racism in our public schools [“We shouldn’t be afraid to have Courageous Conversations,” Opinion, March 21]. His call should also wake up our city. We pride ourselves on…

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Comments | More in Children, Education, Race, Seattle, Teachers | Topics: Courageous Conversations, Seattle Public Schools

March 20, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Online education less successful than face-to-face classes

Today’s students, teachers don’t want to work Somewhere along the line “public school” became “education.” In this transformation the old “public school” readin’, ’ritin’ and ’rithmetic taught in the form of math facts, grammar, civics, Latin, sentence diagraming, geography, etc., were eliminated. They were eliminated because they required work to learn and work to teach. They…

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