At this point in 1990, Lawrence is 14, Gayle is 16, Molly is 17. None of Connie’s kids are grown. Connie is still legally obligated to take care of those children. In the Canada the age of majority is 18 years old in Ontario where this comic strip is set. I don’t know about Connie’s kids with Connie, but my kids still needed me when they were those ages.