Mormon Parenting: More involved empty-nest parenting

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  • K Mchenry, IL
    May 27, 2011 8:23 p.m.

    How is parenting never done? And where are the bigger problems and the larger expenses in grown kids?

    Great keeping connected though separated geographically.

  • billsview Stockton, CA
    May 27, 2011 1:17 p.m.

    A wise friend told me that one of the blessings of raising her children was this: that after the children were grown that they became her and her husband's best friends.

    Now that all but one of our children have left the nest that blessing is coming to fruition in our lives! Even though miles and miles separate our residences, and actual face to face visits are semi-occasional, the bonds continue to grow stronger!

    (Of course this is augmented when our grandchildren, by the time they learn to speak, learn that Skype is a verb, and that they exercise it often!)

  • Independent Henderson, NV
    May 27, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    The content of the article seemed to be very good, but I must say I was a bit put off by the title. There are many ways in which I think parents should be much less involved with their adult children's lives, marriages, and families. A lot of this involvement does nothing more than enable the childish behavior many grown children engage in.

  • junkgeek Agua Dulce, TX
    May 27, 2011 10:24 a.m.

    Sounds nice, but also a little exhausting, esp. for some who might live far away. An annual family reunion?

  • Mr. Moots Salt Lake City, UT
    May 27, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    What a great story and example of how to stick together. I love it.

    This is what life is all about.

    Keep up the great work!