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Parents coddle, and that’s what causes stress

Re “What’s for dinner? Don’t ask Mom” (G section, May 9): Seriously? My mom cooked for my dad, and what he ate for dinner we ate, or we didn’t eat at all.

Do you think I liked liver and onions as a 6-year-old? I didn’t like them then, and I still don’t. But I ate them because my parents didn’t coddle me or my siblings.

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Parents these days cater so much to their kids that the kids are running the family, and the parents are taking a back seat to the kids’ whims. Pitiful.

Patricia Lowden

Lexington

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