Yesterday, I wrote a bad post. My apologies: It was my fault for framing a post in terms of “why don’t more Mormons adopt X model?” I want to keep the comments closed because I think the post I wrote tends to narrow the conversation to debating the pros and cons of a certain model. I don’t want to repeat an Amy Chua Asian parent debate here! But since it isn’t really fair to dangle an intriguing topic and then close comments, I want to reframe part of the issue here:
Few of us live near extended family anymore. What ways have you found to preserve those relationships?
Specific questions :
If you are approaching retirement, do you think about where your children live as you decide where you want to be? Or if you have lots of children do you just pick a place you enjoy and hope they visit you?
How does the Mormon view of retirement as a time for church service and new opportunities impact long-term family relationships?
How do people with many children balance which children and grandchildren they devote resources to? Or is such balance impossible?
Again, thank you with your patience with me. I still have learning to do as a blogger.