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Today is Independence Day and, as we finish up our series on grandparenting, remember to respect the independence of your adult children who are parents themselves. You have spent years raising your sons and daughters and now allow them to raise their own children. A lot has changed since you began to parent – new theories of child-rearing, new equipment, new techniques. Don’t assume that, just because you did things in a certain way, it’s the best. Your relationship with your children will change as you begin to see their … Continue reading

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While watching the 4th of July fireworks from the beach with several thousand of my follow Angelenos, I felt a great sense of community – as well as fun. And hearing our young grandsons tell us, with such glee, about how they had ridden their bikes – without training wheels! – in their local Independence Day parade, I thought, what a glorious day. Although scrolling through the news on the internet or watching it on television may sometimes leave you with a deep sense of sadness and dread, getting out … Continue reading

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