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Topic: Independence


Weigh In: When Do Kids Come Off The Dole

Do you find yourself giving money to grown up children while telling them you never took a dime from your parents? Today, more of the nation’s younger generations (20s, 30s, even 40s) are dependent on their parents and grandparents. Should parents set limits, or is this transfer of wealth a social and economic necessity in the long jobless recession? How has this growing dependence changed the country?  Check out what some experts are saying.

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2...

Grandma's Want Their Own Lives

Some grandmas, like White House resident Marian Robinson, are happy to help care for their grandchildren... and even agree to move in.  But, others, who feel that they gave their all in raising their children are not looking to repeat the parenting process with the next generation. While it takes a village to raise a child, the modern village may be more heavily populated with "nannies than nanas." To hear both sides, click here.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/05/fashio...