To the Journal editor:
Several recent news reports have been about child abuse and neglect.
Parents and all adults in contact with children need to be kind to children (and to pets).
Adults are responsible to help, not hurt, children. Adults are responsible to protect, not neglect, children.
We need to be kind, not only to children, but to people of all ages.
The Bible, in Ephesians 4:32, says, "And be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."
Forgiveness is also a way to show kindness.