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    In response to “Land the helicopter: Hovering parents and government need to back off” (by Kimberlie Wang, April 3):

    Serious reaching to try to tie this study in with government. It fell flat.


    I was just wondering when NO became a form of child abuse.

    —A Ford

    Thank you for speaking the truth. Nothing is more frustrating as a parent than to see other parents treating their kids like special, precious flowers that shouldn’t have to be sad. Life is a competition, either in school or work, in the dating world and in our own heads.

    Keeping your kids from ever having to lose or come up short stunts their growth and sets them up for the harsh realities of the real world. Be a good parent and let them fail. Learning to get back up and keep moving is one of the most important lessons to learn.


    In response to “Pac-12 conference investigating head of officials for suspicious comments regarding Miller” (by Cameron Moon, April 2):

    The real joke is Pac-12 officials. Rush should be replaced immediately to preserve the integrity of the Pac-12. If Scott won’t do that, he needs to be replaced also. Coaches cannot be expected to be silent when an official thinks he saw something that didn’t happen or didn’t see something that did happen. Everyone says officials are only human and have a tough job. The same can be said for coaches. If Rush wants to officials to “crack down on coaches” he should expect the same treatment for himself from fans and from the Pac-12 Commissioner. If Rush’s offer for gifts to any official who called a technical foul on Miller was a joke, you have to remember jokes are not funny if there is not an element of truth in it.

    The Pac-12 will do just fine without Ed Rush; it won’t do very well without good coaches.

    —PAC-12 Fan

    In response to “Gunman incident was a hoax, UA president says” (by Brittny Mejia, April 2):

    I am outraged that someone would think it is acceptable to pull this type of prank on campus. With the shootings that have occurred recently in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., reporting a gunman on campus isn’t something that should be turned into a prank.

    This hoax is really a slap in the face to all the families that have lost loved ones from these events. Not to mention the amount of money lost while police searched for this gunman. I’m all for pulling pranks, but there is a fine line between acceptable and unacceptable.

    If this was done by a U of A student, I expect better from you.

    —Stephanie Smith, public health senior

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