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October 17, 2012

ROOT: The crumbling of a generation

(Continued)

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Maybe I am making too much out of this, but the whole trend away from family blockbusters bothers me. If we don’t have our family, then what do we have?

Would it kill parents to insist that the whole family eat dinner together every night? We got our son hooked on the drive-in movies and it wound up being something we did every Friday as a family.

Don’t blame the Internet and video games for your shortcomings as a parent. If you really want to help your kids, and help the future of our society, then spend some time with your kids and listen to what they have to say. You never know, you may be missing out on something really special.

George N Root III is a Lockport resident and sentimental old fuddy duddy. His column appears every Wednesday. He can be reached at georgeroot@verizon.net, but just be quiet and try not to wake him when you send emails.

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