Letters: Aug. 27, 2001

The Most Spoiled Generation Ever?

"I was raised with good old-fashioned fear of authority, and if I did wrong, I'd have a fast meeting with my mother's swatting hand!" KAREN H. DEPASS New Lenox, Ill.

We have a crisis with spoiled and overindulged children because they are being raised by spoiled and overindulged parents [SOCIETY, Aug. 6]. I am a baby boomer with two small boys. It saddens me to see my fellow boomers, who once turned their backs on mindless consumerism, jump feet first into the trough of rampant materialism. Parents should realize that to give their kids everything they...

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