THE EDITOR, Sir:
In some aspects, I would agree with the letter by 'Concerned Adult' (Sovereign Centre: teenage 'Romping Shop', Gleaner, December 12, 2012). However, the teenagers are just being teenagers. Maybe the writer has forgotten what it was like to be a teenager, or perhaps the writer wasn't allowed to go out at all.
Parents' responsibility is to instil values in their children so they can understand that every action has a reaction. Once that is understood, parents can develop a level of trust that their children will do the right thing.
I have teenagers, and it's good to know that they are where they say they are, as I have cultivated trust. I can be assured that those parents who allow their children to go to Sovereign Centre must have sat down with them and have laid out the consequences of misbehaviour.
Allow them to enjoy being teenagers; I certainly enjoyed being one.
A PARENT WITH TEENS