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Readers write: Teenagers’ challenges, religion and apps, reporter’s work

Letters to the editor for the Aug. 7, 2017 weekly magazine.

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  • Glenn Baird
    Monitor reader
  • Anita Andazola
    Monitor reader
  • Mike Trickey
    Monitor reader

Teenagers’ challenges

Regarding the June 14 Monitor Daily article “Support for teens’ mental health”: Thank you for addressing this issue. 

One of the most important tasks facing parents and society in general is supporting our young people in learning to face the challenges and disappointments that are part of life. The problems and emotional traumas that young people face are too often dismissed as adolescent dramas, but they still have the power to have a huge impact on those young lives. 

Education in spiritual principles is one way to help them build a strong foundation, one that will support them their whole lives.

Glenn Baird

Lakewood, Colo.

Religion and apps

Regarding the June 23 Monitor Daily article “Ramadan? There’s an app for that”: This was great! 

I’m Catholic and regularly use apps for prayers, feasts, and commentaries. 

They help remind us all of how much we have, what we can do for others, and how others support us. 

Besides being appreciated by all faithful, apps are a great help for the curious and seekers. Keep these stories coming.

Anita Andazola

Eugene, Ore.

Reporter’s work

Regarding the July 6 Monitor Daily article “Ahead of Trump-Putin meeting, Russia asks: ‘Can Trump deal?’ ”: Once upon a time I worked in Russia as a correspondent for a Canadian news service. 

Though much has changed, one thing most certainly has not: Fred Weir remains one of the most knowledgeable and insightful analysts on Russian affairs. His work is routinely exemplary.

Mike Trickey

Ottawa

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