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Ask Amy: Family members are conflicted about compassion

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

People who have lived in Florida for many years sometimes develop outsized concerns about traveling north during the winter months because of worries about the weather.

You sound extremely generous and fortunate. You are lucky to feel close enough to your sister to actually long for her company. I hope you will accept her limitations.

Dear Amy: “Distraught in KS” was being denied access to her grandchild.

In Kansas, the law permits a grandparent to petition for visitation with grandchildren.

This grandmother can consult with a family lawyer to discuss how she can get to see all her grandchildren. Children need all the love and support they can get.

– Hopeful


Dear Hopeful: This young child seemed at risk. I suggested that this concerned grandmother contact a social worker at CPS, who could help to guide her through the legal process.


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