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DeerfieldWATCHdog April 18, 2014 at 12:48 AM
Food and fun! Great family night. The silent auction is always a blast and the giant homemadeRead Moredesse rt table is worth the cost alone. Always a good time.
Deerfield resident April 18, 2014 at 09:05 AM
It's a great community event!!
Beth Bolman April 12, 2014 at 12:11 AM
Joe, Allyson, Sean and Dean, Sending God's comfort and peace to you at this difficult time. KnowRead Moreth at you are loved and prayed over. God Bless.
Danna Friedlander April 12, 2014 at 09:14 AM
Dear Scopelliti Family, I am so sad to hear this. Big hugs to the whole family. My thoughts areRead Morewith you.
Robin Gillette April 12, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Dear Joe, Allyson and family, our sincere, heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of youRead Moreduring this very difficult time. If we can help in any way at all, please let us know. Sincerely, Roger and Robin Gillette
Andrea Brown April 17, 2014 at 09:38 AM
I am planning to attend - it sounds like an important topic for all parents by an experiencedRead Morespeake r. I find the comments above very disturbing not because they are completely baseless (they are not) but because they are filled with such loathing and anger. Sure there are parents in this town (and most towns) where parents spend less time with their kids than others think they should. And affluence can result in over-indulgence. But don't judge - some of the most concerned, involved parents can raise kids who don't "buy in" or follow their rules and examples. And to those parents who should recognize themselves in your critical characterization, I hope you (and all of us) can at least think about ways in which we can be better parents. The ultimate goal is to raise good, productive, happy kids.
Deerfield Resident April 17, 2014 at 10:40 AM
Andrea, the truth can hurt.....let's not give upon these kids but lets face theRead Morefacts..."Dog&qu ot; is right these are the same people that hire these professionals after their kid needs help because mommy and daddy bought their kid everything to keep up with the jones' but really did nothing to "be" with their child, show an interest, go to their events, spend time with them at dinner etc. It's actually really simple ...put your child first, let them know they come first and then expect them to show respect in return and most of all, have them want to make you proud of them for the effort you put in and you'll raise great kids. The problem is, the effort isn't there from the parents and it stops there. Then you get these professionals telling you what you should have done and by then it's too late.
DeerfieldWATCHdog April 17, 2014 at 03:30 PM
...I might add that in no way do I judge or criticize those that are truly concerned and haveRead Morechildr en that "stray". I am well aware of that fact. I have one myself. But...I NEVER dropped off my kids blindly somewhere and NEVER would my kids ever accuse me of being an absent parent either physically or emotionally...quite the opposite. And angry? You bet I'm angry about such things. Did YOU attend the funeral of the LF youth that suicided recently? So you know the particulars of many nearby incidents which echo the cries of our "well cared for" youth? I am all too familiar and have lived here a LONG time. "The ultimate goal is to raise good, productive and happy kids" (?) don't you think many parents believe that was what they were raising? Many of these kids are "good" enough to put up a good front at home and school at least. But they HURT on the inside! Where's mom and dad? Out earning an indulgent living thinking they are raising "good, productive and happy kids"...exactly...And what exactly is your definition of "good"? Therein also lies a problem. There are no standards for "good" 'round here. One parent may view "good" as an underage youth drinking in home with supervision while another wouldn't even consider it. We should be raising children under our constant watchful eye(s) with a good dose of grace, expecting obedience and responsibility with consequences for unacceptable behaviors and carelessness. In Deerfield at least, "production" is far from an issue and "happy" is an internal choice in any circumstance not an external that can be produced by a parent's "raising".
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