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02/07/2014 09:10 pm ET Updated Feb 07, 2014

6 Life Skills Every Grandparent Should Master

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SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com

It can't be restated too many times: 50 is not old. In fact, between age 50 and whatever you consider "elderly," we're afforded a unique opportunity for freedom and rebirth, according to George Schofield, Ph.D., a grandfather of seven, developmental psychologist, futurist, speaker, professor, and author of After 50 It’s Up to Us: Developing the Skills and Agility We’ll Need. "We can develop new skills and we're freed up to take some risks and do things we haven't done before," he says, "I'm talking about the next 30 to 50 years. What will I be engaged in? What will I be interested in? I need to look far enough out and predict what will happen and what skill sets I'll need to adapt to it."

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