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6 stories about life with your adult children

In "Slouching Toward Adulthood," Sally Koslow shares what she learned about the differences between the boomer and Facebook generations.

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By William Grimes

3. Helping kids move

Many parents with whom Koslow spoke rented a U-Haul and drove out at the merest mention of a child needing help moving – no matter how old the child was. One mother, Erika Hoffman of Chapel Hill, N.C., said that between four children in their 20s, she'd done 15 moves – enthusiastically. "It's a gift of time as well as money and makes me feel as if I still have something to do with their lives," Hoffman said. "My husband and I have toted furniture in trucks, bought mattresses, stocked refrigerators, helped sign up for utilities and cable services, and taken roommates out to dine before we depart."


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