Several readers e-mailed me recently, knowing of my addiction to The New Yorker, and asked whether I'd read an article in last week's issue. The article was regarding the tragic suicide of 14-year-old child prodigy Brandenn Bremmer. The article is disturbing on many levels and I think every parent would do well to read about Brandenn's story, reflect upon it and then immediately go and hug their child.
The article is no longer available online. However, go over to emdashes' site and read her account of the story and a list of related links.