Category Archives: adult children

Millennials Support Rainbow Marriage

When the Supreme Court last week proclaimed, in a 5-4 vote, that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage, it reflected perhaps one of the fastest changes in American public opinion about a social issue. It was only three years ago that the President and a majority of citizens first openly supported the concept. Many factors contributed to this evolution of beliefs, but a significant one is a result of the 83 million Millennials in the population. Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000 and usually the children of Baby … Continue reading

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Community Triumphs Over Hate

After the horrendous cold-blooded murders of nine parishioners and clergy during Bible study at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the families of the victims astonished many by their reaction of heartbreaking forgiveness. The evil perpetrator intended to start a race war with his actions but the actual effect of his massacre and the admirable reaction by the congregation was to draw people together in solidarity. It deepened the commitment of each of us to overcome our differences and fight hatred together. The powerful result of this camaraderie can … Continue reading

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June transitions

Are you celebrating graduations, reunions, weddings, anniversaries this month – or simply the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation? These occasions give us an opportunity to reconnect with friends and family, strengthening bonds and creating meaning. June is a month of transitions, setting the stage for new routines and even dramatic changes. Named after Juno, the Roman goddess for marriage, it also reflects the Latin word for ‘younger ones,’ marking the release of children from their classrooms. Sometimes these renewed relationships with our kids can become complicated. … Continue reading

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Launching Your Boomerang Kids

One quarter of the 80 million Millennials have boomeranged home. It’s common in today’s society. What’s a parent to do? If your kidults have huge college loans and no job, you can’t turn them away. You may consider this generation’s long transition into adulthood a gift, with extra family time and connection. But it’s also necessary to put ground rules in place and set objectives so they’re working toward greater independence.  Readings from our library can help you navigate this transition Sometimes it feels like the only constant is change. … Continue reading

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