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The Good News About Boomerang Kids

For all the hand-wringing about boomerang kids – those young adult children moving back home with their boomer parents – there seems to be an upside to the phenomenon. A story in today’s Wall Street Journal, entitled “Benefits of the Boomerang,” reported that, for 20- and 30-somethings, moving back into their childhood home “proved less painful and more rewarding” than a lot of young adults expected. “I got to see a more human version of my parents,” said Kate Werrett, …

Absentee Grandparents: Is It Ever Okay?

In a situation when a parent decides not to be involved in a child’s life, what role (and what responsibility) do grandparents have?  A post by one of my favorite bloggers got me thinking about that question. Christine Coppa has been sharing her life on the internet since shortly before her son was born about five years ago.  Her first blog, on glamour.com, was called “Knocked Up,” a title that appropriately captured her personal story: Chrissi was 26 and had …