Inky reader D.D. has this to say about clinical psychologist Patricia Dalton’s breakthrough op-ed piece in the Washington Post castigating her fellow therapists and parents for refusing to lay down the law to their teen-age daughters about sexually provocative clothes (see “It’s About Time,” Nov. 21):

“It seems that parents are abandoning behaviors and practices generally recognized as supporting and enhancing the healthy physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children. This abandonment of best parenting behaviors and practices has far-reaching negative consequences. Citizens had better take a hard look at parenting, how it impacts the future, and ways to improve it.”

Yes! As Dalton points out,  teen-agers respect parents who respect them enough to set standards and enforce them.