How Did I Become My Parent's Parent? : More people than ever before face the practical and emotional challenges of caring for aged or disabled parents. Looking at this role reversal through the eyes of both parent and adult child - the "Chadult" - Schiff leads us through the pertinent questions and concerns that will arise. What degree of assistance is needed? At what stage? How can we tactfully ascertain our parents' real needs and wishes, resolve lifelong emotions, share responsibilities with spouses and siblings and in-laws, and set an example for our own children? Real-life stories - poignant, humorous, inspiring - from the author's own work with nursing-home residents and their families illustrate the dynamics of a situation which offers a chance for personal growth. Warm and comforting, wise and practical, this is an essential guide for the next half-century.
|Family & Relationships||Aging - General|