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Teen's hotel stay a bad idea

August 17, 2008

I was amazed that most of the moms Catharine Hamm spoke with thought a 17-year-old daughter can stay in a hotel room alone ["Sorry Kid," On the Spot, Aug. 10]. Maybe these were moms of toddlers who have no clue.

I've raised four kids and would consider it neglect and downright lazy parenting to put a young girl in a hotel alone.

But I guess some just don't want to be inconvenienced. Sad.

Mary Curtius



It seems she should have some connections at her school regarding housing. Contacting the college housing office seems to be a good option.

Frima Telerant


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