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Open Letter to the Parents of Brock Turner

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.” ― Anne Frank (1)

Brock Turner, Stanford University’s scholarship swimmer who had dreams of competing in the US Olympics and becoming an orthopedic surgeon, now has three convictions for sexual assault.  At the age of 20, he is listed as a sex offender.  His swimming career will come to an end as he has been banned from USA swimming and will not be allowed to compete in the US Olympic Trials as a result.  Most likely he’ll never become the doctor he wants to be.  His actions have banned him from Stanford’s campus.

Since I write about parenting, I hope that you’ll go on a short journey with me.  Imagine that this is your son.  What would you do?  How would you respond?  Keep in mind, this is a 20 year old. Read more