Psychology of Adult Children


Some Boomers Can’t Wait For The Money

While this disturbing article is about greedy Boomers in England, a subset of Boomers in the U.S. are equally as determined to tap into the inheritance windfall by any means possible… The Great Baby Boomer Inheritance Grab The number of…

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Navigational Thinking and Being Older

We see things not as they are, but as we are…H.M. Tomlinson Navigational Thinking is an effective strategy for recalibrating perspective. It offers aging adults a process to create a more useful attitude about being older. Navigational thinking mimics the…

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Losing Patience on All Sides

The tug of war between adult children and aging parents comes down to control. This article is based on an interview I gave the publication on my perspective regarding this generational power struggle… When Seniors Try the Patience of their…

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Exhausted Woman’s Syndrome

This article on the exhausted woman’s syndrome offers a sobering list of symptoms that female caregivers will recognize that comes with their heroic efforts to keep everything together. Recognizing Exhausted Woman’s Syndrome By Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC…

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Higher-Hour Caregiver

This article is an excellent overview of the unpaid caregiver zone in America. It highlights the challenges and demands of being a higher-hour caregiver (20hrs/week of caregiving). As important, it identifies why caregiver support groups, although a wonderful resource…

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Aging Parents: Time To Move?

Helping aging parents consider a change in living accommodations is a delicate process. Before offering unwanted advice about where to live, adult children should first undertake a compassionate assessment of the losses and potential gains of this emotional transition. There…

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Caregiver Decision Fatigue

Caring for aging parents brings with it a new kind of exhaustion called decision fatigue. While its cause has a number of contributing factors, two in particular stand out as primary sources: • Sustained engagement with dilemmas • Decision volatility…

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Boomer Pedal Bike Option: Kinder Mechanics

Older bodies need exercise options. The bikes of youthful riders, thin tired road machines and rugged mountain climbers are a poor fit for bad backs, worn knees and stiff necks. Boomers have come to a point in their lives where…

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It’s about health span, not life span…

This charming six minute video from BBC radio restates the goal of healthy living as “health span” as opposed to “life span.” Preserving quality of life and avoiding financial ruin appear reasons enough for anyone to adopt a moderate lifestyle…

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