DEAR ABBY: My parents have strong opinions. I don’t agree with them in areas such as how to raise or discipline my children. If I try to explain why, they mock me with their tone of voice.
DEAR ABBY: For the last 12 years, we have been traveling 7½ hours to see my husband’s grandparents. This happens several times a year. Each time I pray it will be the last visit.
DEAR ABBY: It seems the children I raised and taught to write thank-you notes somehow failed to teach their children the importance of being grateful receivers.
DEAR ABBY: My granddaughter, “Emily,” is 13. I have been very involved with her all her life.
DEAR ABBY: My in-laws live in an apartment above our garage. It wasn’t my idea. It was a compromise with my husband.