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Feeling Stressed? So are the Kids

Raising children has never been easy for Sandwiched Boomers, but do you think it’s even harder today? Parents have always had to deal with providing for their offspring – food, clothing and shelter as well as a supportive and loving environment where the kids could grow into their full potential. Today, in addition, mom and dad are faced with handling the stresses of an unstable economy and volatile social situations. And the worries we feel are felt by our youngsters as well. A recent study conducted by Harris Interactive and … Continue reading

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Enjoying Your Boomerang Kids

When your adult child boomerangs back home, it can be a win-win situation for all of you, rather than a cause for alarm. If you follow our tips, your new arrangement opens up the opportunity to see each other through fresh eyes. You can let go of the old hurts and old memories of conflicts between you. Experience first hand how your offspring have matured and let them see you as more than just parents. One mother recounted how the richness of her relationship with her son and daughter-in-law developed … Continue reading

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Refreshing the Relationship with Your Boomerang Kids

Robert Frost wasn’t thinking about boomerang kids when he wrote in his 1915 poem, Death of the Hired Man, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” But he sure might have been. In this economy, adult children are moving back home in record numbers – for many different reasons. Some are doing frugal planning ahead of the curve. They want to put aside money to buy a house or other large purchase and arrange to put the money they save … Continue reading

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Boomers and Stress

Best selling author Ann Coulter is hitting the airwaves, talking about her new controversial book, “Guilty.” On the Today show this morning, she told Matt Lauer that most of society’s problems are a result of children being raised by single mothers. Although her attitude was abrasive and divisive, she does have a point. The breakdown of the family is a serious problem and, in these tough economic times, the divorce rate is on the rise. Here are some tips to share with friends and family under stress and struggling in … Continue reading

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