Try a little tenderness

We’ve all heard the old saying: “It takes a village to raise a child.”

Dear editor:

We’ve all heard the old saying: “It takes a village to raise a child.”

I love to hear words of commendation or encouragement from my friends when they are with my child and engaged in different activities.

I like the way my son’s teachers work so hard at caring and helping to shape the rough edges he or she might see in my children.

But I am so much more amazed and thankful to those who don’t really know my son but take an interest in acknowledging the effort he puts in to accomplish various activities.

For example, my son has a paper route and this Christmas season he received bountiful gifts as appreciation from his subscribers on his route.

He was so thrilled and so excited that somebody would notice and acknowledge the work he does every week rain or shine.

He has been doing it for three years.

So I would just like to thank all those out there who help raise our children by showing these deeds of kindness to our young people.

I hope and pray that my son too will one day remember the kindness and generosity his subscribers showed him when his paper boy delivers a paper to his door in years to come.

Irene Oickle

Port Hardy