Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Parents Feel Rejected by Son Who Was Close To Them

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Parents Feel Rejected by Son Who Was Close To Them

My husband and I have five kids, who mean the world to us. They have always enjoyed each other’s company and have been close. Recently, my 23-year-old son Michael, married Anna, who is 20. Since high school he has lived away, attending college in another state, and then living in Europe. We have always been close; when he was away, he used to call me several times a week.

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As parenting and childcare experts, we have seen this pandemic take a toll on families. It has highlighted where the cracks may have already been forming, not only in personal situations at home, but also in the ways our society supports the average family. However, as these cracks emerge and become visible, we are also able to see the good that has come from the pandemic. Our eyes have been opened to what had not been working all along, leaving us available to reassess our priorities; to slow down, spend more time with our children, know them more intimately, and reflect on our parenting.

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