Once again the media has vilified a wonderful, caring and kind person, making her look incompetent and malicious — which she is not.
Dorothy "Dottie" Bernhoft has cared for my grandchildren, Jessie, 4, and Xitclali, 3, since they were infants. She has provided excellent loving care for my grandchildren. In addition, because of her preschool background, they have learned social skills as well as academic skills, which is beyond her job description of child care provider.
My grandchildren, who live with me, show absolutely no sign of abuse or mistreatment of any kind. They love going to Dottie's house, and we feel very comfortable and stress-free leaving them there. Any allegations are blown grossly out of context. Dottie would never do anything to jeopardize the safety and welfare of her charges.
This is a travesty that should not have happened to you, Dottie. We trust you and we love you. We are keeping you in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. I am most certain your innate love and respect for children will prevail.
Jennifer Souder Molina