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Too Old to Parent?

Parenting: The Sequel

The Greatest Gifts

Perhaps the most valuable contribution parents make to adult children like Sophie is to provide optimistic reassurance. "I continue to say that one day she will be well enough to meet men," Grace says. "She's very attractive. I say one day she will meet a man with children who is in search of a loving partner and loving mother for those children. She says I am dreaming."

"But I tell her, 'We need dreams.'"

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