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Try a Different Approach to Keep Dad Off of Ladders

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Dear Carol: Even though my 79-year-old dad has had medical problems through the years, he’s strong both physically and mentally. Dad’s always enjoyed working outside in the yard and home maintenance, which is wonderful. However, he won’t listen when it comes to climbing ladders, going on the roof to clean gutters, and crawling under the car and his jacked-up riding mower to work on them. I nag him. I’ve hollered at him that he’s nuts (not my finest moment). I’ve begged him. But he says he loves working around the house and I shouldn’t even think of “taking that away from him"...

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