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From time to time, Sheri answers reader’s questions in this space. Dear Sheri, I am retired and live on a fixed income which should last me through my final years. I see my kids struggling and want to help them, but I don’t want to give up my financial security. What can I do to...
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A just published book for adult children and their aging parents is “The Daughter Trap: Taking Care of Mom and Dad … and You” by Laurel Kennedy. This is a valuable resource for all adult children, daughters and sons alike. Ms. Kennedy bases her work on hundreds of interviews with baby boomers in the thick...
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There seem to be two kinds of aging parents – those who are determined never to be a burden on their families, and those who are in denial about the reality that their changing condition and ability places upon those who love them. This isn’t a value judgment; it just seems to be the way...
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There is a terrific article in the May 25, 2009 issue of Forbes, “How To Set Up A Multi-Generational Household.” The author, Ashlea Ebeling, writes, “One of the side effects of the economic contraction is that Americans are about to rediscover the virtues of three-generation households. This is how families used to take care of...
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