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Emotional support is a major theme for Sandwiched Boomers. And today we salute the parents who are at the Beijing Olympics, watching their emerging adult children spread their wings as they compete. With 3 gold medals and 3 world records under his belt already, everyone is talking about Michael Phelps. On the Today show, his mother and sisters discussed the roller coaster ride – the ups and downs, the pressure, the racing hearts, and then the ultimate excitement. His mother described the pool as Michael’s office and knows that he’s … Continue reading

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The anticipation of the Beijing Olympics has been palpable – and the spectacular opening ceremonies, at the impressive Bird’s Nest, proved it was well worth the wait. The ideals of the summer games are represented by Lopez Lomong, elected by his teammates to be the the United States flag bearer. One of the Lost Boys of Sudan, he was not only rescued from a Kenyan refugee camp by a United Nations program, but also qualified for the U.S. team in the 1,500 meter race. What a story – personified in … Continue reading

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