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Parents of Emilie Parker describe meeting with killer's dad


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  • EDM Castle Valley, Utah
    March 23, 2013 11:32 p.m.

    The fact is, Adam Lanza had access to weapons and ammunition of a type that allowed such horror. And we can change this.

  • Jennifer sandy, utah
    March 22, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    Mrs. Parker is wise in letting someone more qualified to bear that burden and make that judgement do so. At this Easter season, I applaud her understanding of the Atonement, and am glad she is at peace.

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    March 22, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    UteMiguel. You need to check your spell checker...

  • carman Wasatch Front, UT
    March 22, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    Parents can make a difference. And they can mess up. I have seen poor parenting and good parenting and the results of each.

    No parent will be perfect, but I believe that anyone who brings a child into this world should spend more time searching and learning about how to be a good parent than the time they spend on, say a hobby, or in front of the TV. There are great resources out there. Unfortunately, very few make the effort. And if you came out of a troubled home, you need to make an extra large effort to learn how you can be a good parent. Folks from troubled home environments will have learned a lot of bad habits and behavior patterns that will need to be modified and improved if the cycle of behavior that caused the problems are to be avoided in the future, my experience is that this is difficult, but can be done.

  • UteMiguel Go Utes, CA
    March 22, 2013 3:56 p.m.

    It was certainly not "out of bonds" for the Mrs Parker to gently raise a question about the parenting of a monster who brutally married her child. However, your decision to judge her reaction to a situation most of us cannot imagine is definitely "out of bounds.".

  • SundanceKid27 OREM, UT
    March 22, 2013 12:05 p.m.

    What a backhanded comment. It seems their intention is to make peace, but that comment is pretty backhanded.

    "I don't feel like he should be held responsible for what happened that day...Were there missteps in the raising of his son? Possibly."

    To not put blame on the parent and to come back with saying there may have been missteps in how they raised him is out of bounds. You can't say you don't blame the parent but then say they made some missteps in raising their child. Raising kids who are healthy are difficult let alone kids with disabilities.

    I am pretty sure if this father knew this shooting was going to happen he would've prevented it. just like any decent parent.

  • Bifftacular Spanish Fork, Ut
    March 22, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    I'm very impressed with the Parkers.