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Kids should be allowed to be kids but may still play a role in caregiving
 When we told them we were moving their grandparents up from Florida to live a mile from us, my teenagers said nothing. Perhaps unrealistically, I'd been hoping for a more enthusiastic response. Instead, in their blank faces I sensed their fears (later realized to a degree) that our family life was going to change. Was I hurting them, I wondered guiltily, by inflicting my caregiving choice on them?

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