Here is another sample chapter entitled Task 1: The Battle for Control from my new video on communicating with aging parents due to be released this summer. This chapter addressees the daunting issue of control, all too often a deal breaker between adult children and their aging parents.
It’s important to remember that the task of preserving control Is not voluntary or one of many options. It is a developmental need that cannot be ignored and becomes more intense as losses mount and choices grow thin. As such, it has to be acknowledged, respected and accommodated by adult children or the battle for control it will dominate the last phase of life with poor outcomes for everyone involved.
Chapter 6 Task 1:The Battle for Control