After running our first successful group for grandparents, we realized that many of the issues that arose were not issues between the grandparent and the grandchild, but rather between the grandparents and their grown children. This is not to suggest that blame rests on one or the other but brings up problems that need to be addressed even if there is no grandchild involved.Dealing with an adult child is not always easy. Patterns that were established early on still resonate. It is hard to break old parent-child relationships. In today's society with economic pressures, many adult children return home and revert back to early patterns as do their parents. Family relationships are never easy.Both of us are parents of adult children and we realize the difficulty of loving too little or too much. As early childhood specialists we have led many groups for parents of young children. Now we realize how much skill it takes to communicate effectively with adult children.Therefore we are now offering a workshop series addressing many situations which may arise. Some of the topics we will talk about are:Your "Baby" as a Competent Adult - Fostering IndependenceNot Playing the Blame GameKeeping the Channels of Communication Open - It's Never too Late!The Difference in Parenting Daughters and SonsSibling Rivalry - It Never EndsLiving Your Own Life and Letting Them Live TheirsWe welcome your ideas, comments and input. Please keep checking our blog and our new Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/educatedgrandparent for updates and workshops.