Rocking the Roles: How NOT to Parent an Aging Parent
Changing Relationships As children, part of the process of human development is that we differentiate from our parents. Over time, our independence and authority grows as we mature into adulthood and the once hierarchical parent/child... read more
Published on January 4, 2016.
What to Get Mom & Dad? Gift Giving Guide for Adult Children
As adult children, it can be difficult to know what gift to get an aging parent for the holidays. Many aging adults are downsizing and don’t really need more stuff, while other gifts can... read more
Published on December 1, 2015.
Should We Move In Together? What to Think About Before Inviting Parents to Move In
You’ve been sensing the relationship dynamics changing and the question comes to mind: Should we move in together? You wonder if you’re ready for that step. How will it change the relationship? Will our... read more
Published on April 8, 2015.
The Elephant in the Room: Tackling Difficult Family Conversations
In a cartoon by Jennifer Berman, a banner hangs above rows of auditorium seats reading, “Adult Children of Normal Parents Annual Convention”. Just two individuals are sitting in the otherwise empty event space. We... read more
Published on April 3, 2015.