Helping our children grow

The weekly Metropolitan Diary in The New York Times has for many years offered heartwarming stories about the goodness shown by residents in their everyday lives in the Big Apple that is New York City. These first-person accounts counteract the disturbing crime reports (including school violence) on other pages and shine like a beacon of hope.

Last October, at the start of the new school year, a father wrote in the Diary about a note he and his wife had received from the teacher of the second-grade class their daughter had just entered (October 4, 2013).

The note said, in part: “I want to thank you for entrusting your child to me. I’ll do my best to be your child’s companion in learning. … [I’d like to] help you recall the gentle spirit of your child. I will work alongside you this year to help your child grow.”

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January 13, 2014

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