Ask Paul B: PROUD As A PARENT Can Be

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Dear Paul B,

I have a son who suffers from a learning disability. It is not important that I discuss it here, but I can tell you that my son has the innate desire to help others. He is 12 now and has always helped people. He helps out a food pantry where he works for four hours a week, has never been late, and is quite popular with everyone there. He wakes me up two hours early, just so he can get there on time. I wish my other two children would be as giving, as courteous, and as appreciative of the abilities that they DO POSSESS. Ever since I became a parent some seventeen years ago, I taught my kids to be kind, generous, and never to take anything for granted. It has become apparent that my lessons have not fallen on deaf ears. My three are good people, and I am very proud of Sandor for his recognition of how there are always others who are worse off and need our help. Please, let people know that getting straight A’s is not the end all.



Dear Esther,

I have never espoused here (or anywhere else) that grades or wealth define the person. My heart-strings have always been drawn towards kids, and adults alike, who voluntarily give of themselves, like Sandor. He appears to be an amazing young boy with his head (and heart) in the right place. You SHOULD be very proud of him, and I hope your other two can learn from him, just as you have taught us here today in my column. Young people are tagged for tomorrows leaders, and Sandor is amongst those who can and will lead America to a bright future. Give this kid a HUGE hug from me, and my family. Thanks!

Paul B


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