The 10 things you don’t say to parents but should

It's easy to criticize them. Our columnist suggests 10 ways to give support.

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The shift from being the parent to becoming a grandparent takes a major adjustment most of us never anticipate. It’s so easy to offer advice based on our years of experience raising children. It’s so easy to see what our adult children don’t. But we can get so focused on giving advice and telling them what they’re doing wrong, that we forget to tell them what they’re doing right. There’s nothing like positive reinforcement.

Here are ten things to say to your adult children that will support them as they grow into the role of parent, just as you adjust to being the grandparent.

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