Magazine April 22, 2019, Issue

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Mark Janus stands outside of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., February 26, 2018. (Leah Millis/Reuters)

Parenting and the General Welfare

Thank you for Patrick T. Brown’s “Leaning Out” (March 11). I would add that stay-at-home parents build not only healthy and stable families but healthy, connected communities as well. Stay-at-home parents do not stay at home. They reach out to neighbors in need and form the backbone of school volunteer organizations. Our communities are suffering from the glaringly obvious hole created by the disappearance of these practitioners of relationship-building — all the more reason to support these parents. I’m encouraged by Mr. Brown’s work!

Ann Brooks
Durham, N.C.

Patrick Brown’s piece (March 11) was statistically well informed. The only

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