Does Our Society Foster Too Much Independence in Children?

Parents want the best for their children. Years of nurturing, care, and life lessons can create responsible, self-sufficient, and independent adults. Once children are grown, they may move away, focus on a career and family of their own, and the strong ties between parent and child can loosen. However, interdependence in family relationships is also important.  Because people are living longer than ever before, adult children have the opportunity to build a special relationship with their parents unlike that of their childhoods. Then as parents age, the children become the caretakers. They may not be the ones to nurse parents, but adult children typically insure that parents receive needed care.

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