It is up to each family to civilize their children

2014-06-13T00:00:00Z 2014-06-13T19:48:07Z It is up to each family to civilize their childrenBy Vivian Dillon nwitimes.com
June 13, 2014 12:00 am  • 

I'm writing to you today because of Terry McCullough's column concerning violence in our country.

My grandparents came to this country so their children would have more opportunities. They were not violent. It was a choice.

I was one of five children, and my husband and I had five sons. I would not let our sons physically fight. I would separate them and insist they talk it out. Our families were always active in church and scouting.

It is up to each family to civilize their children. You need the parents, the church, the schools and scouting all working together to raise a family. The old saying, "It takes a village to raise a child," is true.

I did not like reading the statistics in the article. Our grandchildren are doing well getting educated, and we are proud of them. I wanted to say the whole country is not in trouble.

- Vivian Dillon, Crown Point

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